|Publishing Introduction to Volume 2 of Together With Me, Learning Painting, Music and Poetry by Enjoying Painting, Music & Poetry
NOTE: All of the words and the cover designs of the publication are in the process to be checked and polished by the publishing house at this time, they are not the final copies yet.
Hello, thank you for picking up the second volume of Together With Me, Learn Chinese Culture and Language by Enjoying and Practicing Painting, Music and Poetry (Poetry, Painting, Music: Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese).
This series of publications can be used as textbooks or reference material of the courses Chinese as a Foreign Language, Chinese Culture, Chinese Classical Poetry, and be used by non-Chinese speakers to Learn Chinese Culture and Language by Enjoying Multiple Chinese Arts.
Luckily, it has been chosen as the textbook for my new course “ Chinese World Humanities ”at Ozarks Technical Community College in the US which will commence in the near future.
This series is one of the results of the research jobs of my cross-cultural and comprehensive art and its project (the other jobs are creating, researching and business). The latter uses Chinese classical poetry as the medium to combine both traditional Chinese painting and modern Chinese language together, to create a Vocal, Bilingual Chinese Poems, Paintings and Articles Series, for founding and adding a new subject ( Poetry, Painting, Music: Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese) in the Chinese as a foreign language field, to create a new and comprehensive art form in the pure art field, and to explore and seek a new way of cultural transmission in the cultural communication field. The purpose of creating the cross-cultural and comprehensive art is to help non-Chinese speakers to learn Chinese culture and language by enjoying and practicing Chinese painting, singing and reciting Chinese poem songs, learning about and writing Chinese characters, listening to and feeling Chinese music and stories… via enjoying and learning multiple-arts, poetry, music, painting, calligraphy, stamps and cultural background behind, to make the process of learning Chinese culture and language more natural, easy and artistic; meanwhile, doing some similar study and creative work to deliver Western culture and language to China and to other places in the world.
The main body of the contents of the 2nd volume follows the first volume which was published by Jinan University Press in May, 2013, but added something more.
The main body includes:
Fifteen Chinese classical poems from the Western Zhou Dynasty (c. 11th century-771 B.C.) to the
Song Dynasty (960 -1279), and mainly includes Landscape, Feelings (love, friendship and farewell), philosophy and encouragement and so on.
Fifteen Chinese paintings for illustrating the artistic conceptions of these poems.
Fifteen pieces of music settings for these poems.
Thirty Chinese poem songs in Chinese and in English
Fifteen groups of recitation in Chinese.
Fifteen groups of recordings of the vocabulary.
Fifteen comments on the poems, their authors, backgrounds, explanations of the poem line by line and word by word, vocabulary and inspirations.
The main differences from the first volume in this publication:
Compare with the first volume, this volume has kept the basic style of the main body similar as first volume but made some change mainly in the Part I. The biggest change is that this volume has added Part II -- Cultural Background and Part III -- Contemporary Chinese Paintings.
In painting, besides the Chinese paintings I did for the Chinese poems and music, 6 of my Chinese painting professors from both of Chinese National Academy of Arts and China Central Academy of Fine Arts have offered 50 paintings for the second volume. Because of their good help and support, you can see some advanced contemporary Chinese paintings for all of them are acdamic leaders in their fields. One of them is a supervisor of candidates for doctoral degrees and 5 of them are supervisors for candidates for master degrees.
In music, my music professor has sung 3 songs for this volume and also played the piano.
Thirdly, in poetry, besides the poems in this volume are listed chronologically, I have also written a series background articles, includes 4 on Chinese history; 7 on Chinese poetry, 7 on Chinese painting and 1 on Chinese music.
Plus there is a link to the specific supporting web site, I would like to create the content frame of this volume as a little pyramid, and hope it will be help with you to understand the main body better.
About the value of this publication series, the Division of Teaching Materials at Hanban (The National Leading Group Office of Chinese Language Council International ) / Confucius Institute Headquarters checked the Volume 1 and gave their sincere evaluation in an appraisal report on August 19, 2013. Here is part of their comments:
The conception of the book is novel.
From the perspective of foreign language teaching, the publication combines graphics, essays, recitations, singing audio and various forms, it offers overseas Chinese learners a natural, convenient and artistic approaches to learn Chinese and Chinese classical culture .
It is commendable that the translations of the poems, the paintings, recitations and singing were all completed by Shirley Yiping Zhang, it undoubtedly indicates her good knowledge background and a high artistic talent and skill level.
From the perspective of cultural transmission, the author has created music and paintings for the classical poems, and she wishes to endow the ancient Chinese traditional poetry and painting with some totally new forms of transmission to deliver Chinese culture abroad. This should also be worthy of recognition.
The main participants of the second volume :
徐义雄社长Mr. Yixiong Xu(China) -- President of Jinan University Press
蒋亚平教授Prof. Yaping Jiang (China) – Nieman Fellow of Harvard University and former Editor in Chief of People's Daily Online.
Mr. Stephen H. Robinette (USA) - Assistant Vice President of Missouri State University.
张晋女士 Mrs. Jin Zhang (Australia ) – Executive Chairman of Huaxia Culture and Education Group of Australia
Art Advisor & Artist:
穆家善教授 Prof. Jiashan Mu ( USA & China ) - Researcher at the Chinese National Academy of Arts, former Chinese Painting Professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Montgomery College, Supervisor for my Master of Fine Arts. He has created a picture to match a Chinese poem and offered another 7 Chinese paintings ( 5 Landscape / Mountains-and-waters Paintings and 2 figure paintings ) for this publication.
Chinese Painting Artists:
蒋采苹教授Prof. Caiping Jiang (China) - President of Chinese Meticulous Brushwork and Heavy Color Painting Research Society, Vice President of China Hue Art Society and a Supervisor of Candidates for Doctoral Degrees. She has offered 8 Chinese paintings ( 4 figure paintings, 4 flower and bird paintings) for this publication.
许俊教授Prof. Jun Xu (China) – Associate Dean of Chinese School and former Associate Dean of the Graduate School at Chinese National Academy of Arts and a Supervisor for Master Degrees. He has offered 13 Chinese Landscape / Mountains-and-water Paintings for this publication.
姚舜熙教授Prof. Shunxi Yao (China) – Head of Flower and Bird Painting Department of Chinese Painting School at China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Supervisor of Candidates for Master Degrees. He has offered 6 Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings for this publication
潘缨博士Dr. Ying Pan (China) -- A Senior Artist of Chinese National Academy of Arts, Supervisor of Masters Degree Candidates, Vice President of Chinese Female Artists Association, Managing Director of the Chinese Heavy Colored Drawing Research Society. She has offered 8 Chinese Figure Paintings for this publication.
王同君教授Prof. Tongjun Wang (China) – A Supervisor of Candidates for Master Degrees at Harbin Normal University, Supervisor of Chinese Flower and Bird Painting Research Class at Tsinghua University and a Guest Professor of Chinese National Academy of Arts. He offered 9 Chinese Flower and Bird Paintings for this publication.
Music Advisor, Piano Accompanist & Singer:
蒙伟业教授Prof. Weiye Meng (China) – Former music Professor of Guangxi Academy of Arts and my music coach, he
corrected my music compositions, played the piano and sang 3 songs for the publication.
English Advisors and Revisers:
Mr. Mike Joyce (UK) –Volunteer Native English Speaker from Britain, he checked and corrected most of the articles and words of this publication.
张晓岗老师 Mrs. Xiaogang Zhang (China) - A senior English teacher and volunteer English tutor, she checked and corrected most of the articles and words of this publications.
Mr. Ray. Heaton (UK) – Volunteer Native English Speaker from Britain, editor of a magazine. He checked and corrected 7 articles of this publication.
Assistants Helping Translate Chinese Poems into English:
Dr. Paul Ashcroft (USA) –Associate Professor of Missouri State University
Ms. Elizabeth A Sivill (USA) – Staff of Missouri State University
Mr. Rano B Dementyeva and Mr. Craig M Thornton(USA) -- Students of Missouri State University
Mrs. Fran Giglio (USA) - English Instructor of Ozarks Technical Community College
Olson, Stevan K (USA) – Professor of Missouri State University
Dr. Dennis Hard – Professor of Michigan State University
Dr. J. Darragh M. Elliott (Canada) – A Canadian Art Connoisseur.
刘文豪博士Dr. David Liu – Former Associate Professor of University of California.
李中先生Mr. Li Zhong –Manager of LeeMa Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
徐阳先生Mr. Xu Yang – CFO of Shanghai Chartwell Medical Instruments Co., Ltd.
贾永清先生Mr.Yongqing Jia –General Manager of Zhuhai Xiaoai S&T Co.Ltd.
张全先生 Mr. Charlie Quan Zhang (China) - Assistant General Manager of the Network Company of Securities Times Newspaper Office.
Someone from Jinan University Press
欧德建先生 Mr. Dejian Ou
张红阳先生Mr. Hongyang Zhang (China)- Music Director of Shenzhen Red Culture &Art Communications Co. Ltd.
唐瑜先生Mr. Yu Tang
王迪先生 Mr. Di Wang
黄少君女士 Ms. Shao Jun Huang – An editor at Jinan University Press.
金凤强先生Mr. Fengqiang Jin– General Manager of the Marketing Company of Jinan University Press.
梁月秋女士Mrs. Yueqiu Liang –Office Director of Jinan University Press
刘少涛先生 Mr. Shaotao Liu - General Manager of a Fund Company of Shenzhen. He offered the capital for the publication’s publishing and music recording.
Producer:Shenzhen E-bridge Science and Technology Development Ltd.
Jiangsu E-bridge Culture Development Ltd.
Editor in Chief and Author (Mastermind, Writer, Translator, Painter, Composer and Singer):
张一平Ms. Shirley Yiping Zhang
As a dreamer and a practicer on the cross-cultural and comprehend art and its project, I really hope what I have done and what I will do can help you a little to learn more about Chinese culture and language, therefore, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please let me know via firstname.lastname@example.org or www.ebridge.cn. I would be very happy to follow your good ideas to improve my work.
Sincerely, Thank you.
Shirley Yiping Zhang
Feb, 2017 in the USA.
Appendix: About 张一平Ms. Shirley Yiping Zhang
I am the founder of the E-bridge Cross-Cultural and Comprehensive Art and its project, a former manager, editor and a college Chinese instructor, a volunteer Chinese painting and poetry teacher/instructor in the USA (2009 to 2017), a current candidate for Master of Fine Arts at Chinese National Academy of Arts (CANN) and majored (will major) in Chinese painting in both CNAA and China Central Academy of Arts for 8 years (2010 to 2019), hopefully an instructor to teach Chinese World Humanities with this publication as the main textbook at Ozarks Technical Community College in the USA in the near future, has a MBA, a BA (Bachelor of Arts) and attended a course for DBA.
Main Publications :
May, 2013: Mastermind and Author: Volume One of Poetry, Painting, Music: Comprehensive and Artistic Chinese（ Together with Me, Learn Chinese Culture and Language by Enjoying Paintings, Music and Poetry）, published by Jinan University Press, includes a book (ISBN 978-7-5668-0502-7) and a DVD (粤出<2013>014).
Oct, 2002 : Mastermind & Translator: Together with Me, Speak Real American English, which was published by Jinan University Press. Includes 4 books: Volume One ISBN 7-81079-094-3/H-156, Volume Two ISBN 7-81079 -095-1/H , Volume Three 7-81079- 096-X/H-161, Volume Four ISBN 7-81079-097-8/H-162 and 4 CDs 粤新出音像<2002>138号
1993-2000: Executive Editor-in-Chief of more than 6,000 pages of Securities Times Newspaper
May, 2000: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 99 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock and Fund Investment Handbook by Guangdong Economy Publishing House ISBN 7-80632-429-1/F. 208
May, 1999: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 98 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock and Fund Investment Manual by Haitian Publish House ISBN 7-80615-811-1/F.84
May, 1998: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 97 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock and Fund Investment Manual by Haitian Publish House ISBN 7-80618-673-9/F.70
May, 1997: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 96 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock and Fund Investment Manual by Haitian Publishing House ISBN：7-80590-749-8/F.53
May, 1996: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 95 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock Investment Manual by Hainan Publish House ISBN7-80590-674-2/F.31
May, 1995: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 94 Shenzhen & Shanghai Stock Investment Manual by Hainan Publishing House
May, 1994: Executive Editor-in-Chief of 93 Shenzhen Listed Company Manual by Securities Market Herald Magazine
May, 1993- Dec, 1995: Editor of statistical chart pages of Securities Market Herald (magazine)
May, 1993: Editor of Series books (Volume 1-5) of Newland Stock Investment Handbook by Haitian Publishing House
July, 1992: Editor of Newland Stock Investment Handbook by Chinese Economy Publishing House
Some Honor or Awards:
Dec 18, 2015: Certificate of Appreciation from Park Central Library
Nov 20, 2015: Certificate of Appreciations from St. Ages School
Oct 22, 2015, Certificate of Appreciations from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School
Oct 16, 2015, Certificate of Appreciations from Immaculate Conception School
Feb, 27, 2014: Certificate of Appreciation from Ozarks Technical Community of College
Sep 18, 2013: Certificate of Appreciation from Seymour R-II School District
Sep 25, 2009: Certificate of Appreciation from Springfield Region Art Council
2005: Program: Financial Information Innovation Award by Shenzhen City Government, China
2000: Paper: The First Grade Award of the China Securities News Papers by Xinhua News Agency
1997: Delegate at the 31st World Chinese Newspaper Annual Convention and be interviewed by the Prime Minister of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur.
1978: Provincial Model Teacher of Heilongjiang Province, China
Individual Art Exhibitions:
Feb 05 – 29,2016: Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art Exhibition at Ozark Technical Community College art gallery, MO, USA
Sept 04 – 30, 2015 : Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art Exhibition at Brentwood Branch Library, Springfield, MO,USA
Feb 07 - 28, 2014: Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art Exhibition at Ozark Technical Community College art gallery, MO,USA
May 10 – 24, 2013: Taste of China -- Cross-cultural and Comprehensive Art Exhibition at Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center, USA
May 06 – 24, 2010: Art Exhibition at PSU Gallery, Missouri State University, USA
Sep 04 – 26, 2009: Visit China - Art Exhibition at Creamery Art Center, MO, USA
Teaching Chinese Arts and Language as a Volunteer:
(for more than American 4000 students in about 41 schools or organizations )
Jan 11, 2016: Fine Arts & Humanities Department of Ozarks Technical Community of College, USA
Jan 10, 2016: Fine Arts & Humanities Department of Ozarks Technical Community of College, USA
Jan 02, 2016: at Peace Chapel, Mountain Grove, MO, USA
Sep 22 – Nov 20,2015: St. Ages School, MO,USA
Dec 18, 2015: at Springfield Library Central, MO,USA
Sep 14 - Oct 22, 2015: at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, MO,USA
Sep 23 - Oct 12, 2015: at Immaculate Conception School, MO,USA
Sep 12, 2015: at the Visual Art Alliance of Springfield, MO, USA
Sep 4 - Dec 2, 2015: at Park Central Library , Springfield, MO,USA
May 30, 2014: at the College of International Education at Beijing Institute of Economy of Management, China
May 9, -June 19 2014: at the Chinese Painting Training Class at Shuangqiu Road Resident Communities, Beijing, China
Feb 25, 2014: at the Music Section of Ozarks Technical Community of College, USA
Feb,13, 2014: at the Art Section of Department of Fine Arts and Humanities of OTC,USA
Feb 12, 2014: at the Art Section of Department of Fine Arts and Humanities of OTC,USA
Feb 07, 2014: at the Art Gallery of Ozarks Technical Community of College, USA
Nov 20, 2013: at the Art and Design Department of Missouri State University, USA
Nov 09, 2013: at the Conference of Southwest District Art Teachers Association at Drury University, USA
Sep 23, 2013: at the Modern and Classical Language Department, Missouri State University, USA
Sep 21, 2013: at Ave Art Guild, Missouri, USA
Sep 14 -20, 2013: at Seymour R-II School, Missouri, USA
May 11-24, 2013:at Pikeville High School , Kentucky, USA
Pikeville Elementary School , Kentucky, USA
Pikeville Central School , Kentucky, USA
Hampton Inn, Pikeville, Kentucky, USA
Sep 29, 2011: at Yates Elementary School, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Sep 30, 2011: at Dixie Magnet Elementary School, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Sep 27, 2011: at Crawford Middle School, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Sep 28, 2011: at Leestown Middle School, Kentucky, USA
Sep 28, 2011: at A High School (forgoten its name), Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Sep 23, 2011: at Kentucky 2011 Fall World Language Conference, USA
May1-2, 2010: at Artfest, Springfield Regional Art Council, MO, USA
May6-25, 2010: at PSU Gallery, Missouri State University, USA
May 17, 2010: at Seymour R-II Public School Missouri, USA
May 16, 2010: at OTC for Adoptive Chinese Children, Springfield, USA
April 29, 2010: at Ozarks Technical Community College, USA
Sep 22, 2009: at the Art and Design Department of Missouri State University, USA
Sep 22, 2009: at the Art Department, Drury University, USA
Sep 14, 2009: at Hickory Hills Middle School, Springfield, Missouri, USA
Sep 16, 2009: at Robberson Elementary School, Springfield, Missouri, USA
Sep 18 ,2009: at Bailey Alternative High school, Springfield, Missouri, USA
Sep, 2009: at Kickapoo High School
Sep 15, 2009: at Sherwood Elementary, Springfield, MO, USA
Sep 25, 2009: at Harrison Elementary School, MO,USA
Sep 12, 2009: at Creamery Art Center, Springfield, MO, USA
Sep 20, 2009: at Creamery Art Center, Springfield, MO,USA
Sept 22, 2009: at Creamery Art Center, Springfield, MO,USA
1983 - 1991: College Chinese Instructor at Wuxi Administration Institute, Jiangsu Province, China
-- Gave 223 lessons totaling for about 300 hours in 41 schools or organizations in America and in China as a volunteer.
-- Bought, donated and carried painting tools for more than 4,000 students (paper, brushes, felt pads) from China to the US.
-- Donated the whole of the income from art exhibitions, about 200 of my paintings, 70 Chinese painting brushes and about 200 formal publications
-- Bore the cost for all the international travels or delivering
Former Working Background:
Assistant General Manager of Shenzhen Securities Information Co. Ltd
Supervisor and Vice General Manager of Shenzhen City Panorama Network Co. Ltd..
Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Shenzhen Jiachuang TV Information Co. Ltd.
Member of the Edition Board of Securities Time Newspaper Office
Director of Data and Information Department at Securities Time Newspaper Office.
Editor of Securities Market Herald at Shenzhen Stock Exchange
Director of Data Department at Shenzhen Newland Securities Investment Consulting Co. Ltd.
Instructor of Wuxi School of Administration, Jiangsu Province, China
America, Australia, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Vatican, Italy, Malaysia …