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François Cheng  程抱一 pinyin Cheng Baoyi   

1929

François Cheng was born into a family of academics and scholars on August 30,

 

in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province, Southeast China.

   
1937 / 1947

After high school in Chongqing, he entered Nanjing University.

   

1949

He went to France with his parents.Passionate about French culture, he decided

 

to settle there and devote himself to the study of French language and literature.

   

1960

He studied at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes ( E.P.H.E.) while translating poems.

   

1969

He was a lecturer at the University of Paris VII.

   

1971

He was naturalized French.

   

1974

He was a professor at the Institute of Oriental Languages.

   

1977

He wrote his first poetic work in French: : L’Écriture poétique chinoise, ed. Le Seuil,

 

reflections on Chinese thought, painting and aesthetics and published an album

 

of calligraphy.

   
 

Through semiology, he made us understand the links that unite Western culture

 

and Chinese culture and showed the contemporaneity of this Art that is calligraphy.

1979

Vide et plein : le langage pictural chinois ed. Le Seuil

2001

Le Souffle devient signe - ed Iconoclaste.
   
 

First exhibition of his works in a museum.

2018

05.10 07.01 Les Encres Poétiques de François Cheng Musée des Beaux-Arts Tours  France
   
 

Writer, poet and Chinese calligrapher, his works made him earn many honors :

 

Officer of the Legion of Honor, Knight of Academic Palms, Commanderer in the order

 

of Arts and Letters.

   
   

   
 

Awards

 

1998

Prix Femina

for  Le Dit de Tiany

1rst novel

1998

Prix André Malraux

for  Shitao 1642-1707 La Saveur du monde

2000

Prix Roger-Caillois

for  Double-Chant

collection of poems

2002

Grand prix de la francophonie

for  all of his work

2002

First person of Asian origin elected to the French Academy

 

2007

Honorary doctorate from the University of Bergamo Italy

 

2007

Honorary Doctorate of the Catholic Institute ofaris  France

 
   
   
   
 

He lives and works in  Paris, France.

   
   
 

Danièle Sicard

 

© François Cheng  程抱一   -  Et le souffle devient signe 2002    

François Cheng

L'iconoclaste

 

Et le souffle devient signe

Paris
 

Ma quête

15.03 2002
 

du vrai

 
 

et du beau

 
 

par la

 
 

calligraphie

 
 

 isbn  :  2913366023

 
     
     
       
   

 
       
       


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