To Live and Study more Naturally, Positively and Optimistically-- Shirley's 602nd Friendly Greeting -August 2, 2021

Hi,Dear Friends

How are you? Have you had a healthy, safe and peaceful summer until now?

Mine is exciting but not easy.

The good news is that I have gotten my MFA (Master of Fine Arts) from Chinese National Academy of Arts, but I couldn't participate in the graduation ceremony in Beijing on July 13, 2021 because of the Covid-19, Shenzhen people weren't allowed to enter in Beijing, I had to refund my airplane tickets on July 11.

The advantageous aspect of experiencing both difficult processes of writing my paper and passing the thesis oral defenses during 5 travels among China, US and Australia 2016 to 2021,plus the extended time under the background of the Covid-19, was that offered me an opportunity to become a student of a group of doctoral supervisors.

Therefore, as soon as passing the defense, 2 of them suggested me rewriting my paper into a book.

At the first, I didn't want to continue that topic but rather than to work on my own cross-cultural and comprehensive art project, to write my own paper which I wished to write as my degree paper but wasn't allowed 5 years ago. However, during I read and reviewed some ancient philosophical books for writing this paper, I realized that a lot of answers that I have been looking for, maybe just behind the process of writing the book.

So, I decided to write it ahead and since July 2, I have been working on Oral English, Reading (mainly Chinese ancient philosophy and sometimes try to compare it with the philosophies of West and India ),Painting & Calligraphy...

I do enjoy learning the life attitude of Chinese ancient philosophers: To respect and follow both of the natural world and human nature, to treat everything around of us with a positive, optimistic and peaceful heart. To have a dream and pursue it, then never see it as whole of my life and final living purpose, but a part of my life process of helping others while improving and enjoying I myself.

So, although I've gotten a MFA with much extremely hard work, it is peaceful in my heart and even didn't share the good news at the first time as I used to do. I am working on arts of painting, calligraphy, music and poetry... I am enjoying the course, the beautiful and intellectual philosophy of life.

How about you? Do you have anything special on your side?



Shirley's Chinese Painting 1487- Xieyi 887 and the 636th Flower & Bird Painting---July 31, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Painting-1486 Xieyi--882 and the 635th Flower & Bird Painting---July 26, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Painting-1485 Xieyi--881 and the 634th Flower & Bird Painting---July 26, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Painting-1480 & 1484 -Xieyi--876 & 880 and the 559th-563rd Flower & Bird Painting---July 26 & 29, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Painting-1477& 1479 -Xieyi--873 & 875 and the 556th-558th Flower & Bird Painting---July 25 & 26, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Painting-1474-1476 -Xieyi--870-872 and the 553rd-555th Flower & Bird Painting---July 7-9, 2021
Shirley's Chinese Calligraphy 68: Xiao(Qin) Zhuan-- Small Seal Script 18

Sincerely, I am just a student on Arts of Painting, Music, English and Management,and work on the web site in my free time. I would really like to do something with what I have learned, to make this little web site to be a little Electronic Bridge of Cross -cultural and Comprehensive Art Study and Chinese Language Learning, to help the others while to improve myself.

I would like to appreciate you for your good understanding, directions, supports and help.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you are welcome to write to .

Shirley Yiping Zhang
August 2, 2021

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