professor's career shift was a work of art - highly absorbent
A student in dangning Ye was too scared to use ink for the first time --
You remember the first art class in his childhood, brushed a handful on a delicate propaganda paper, and poured a little water on that fearless white paper.
The bill has both symbolic and practical significance.
A rusty box full of rice paper was one of the few properties Ye's late mother managed to take away when she fled from China to Taiwan in 1949.
At the age of seven, he first studied Chinese brush art on once valuable rice paper, leaving water marks as his family fled Taiwan.
"When we were wearing in the waves, the paper was soaked.
But it is still a treasure.
This is the best kind of paper, produced only somewhere in China, "said Ye, 50. year-
Old brush painter, fine-
Professor of Art, Coast Community College.
"In Taiwan for many years, we have not got anything from mainland China.
Although the paper was damaged and there were water marks everywhere, we were lucky.
So if I had a student who was afraid to face a blank sheet of paper, I would drop a bit of water on it to make the sheet more friendly.
Although Ye is the fourth
He has been preparing for his diplomatic career in Taiwan during his college years.
His father was a general under CHIANG KAI-SHEK, the Kuomintang leader.
Mr. Shi did not encourage him to become an artist.
But his mother secretly arranged the course.
Ye came to the United States in 1969 to receive a scholarship to study international relations and a master's degree in Fresno, California.
He continues to receive a doctorate in Asian studies and government from Claremont Graduate School and teaches the university-
About a year's social science class.
"Especially since Nixon's visit to China, we have encountered difficulties in diplomacy.
"Taiwan has lost all diplomatic relations," said Ye, a resident of Huntington Beach.
"It is becoming increasingly difficult to imagine yourself as a diplomat in Taiwan.
I can go to no country.
This forced me to focus on my art.
"In 1973, Ye began to display brushes in Los Angeles. A.
The county fair, which gave interest to the students, enabled him to move from political science teaching to art teaching.
He used his art as a diplomatic tool to bring stories and symbols of Chinese culture into life in his paintings.
"It's actually a better way to communicate and share traditions and cultures.
Each door is automatically opened through art.
There is really no obstacle.
Just someone let me in.
"In the past 22 years, Professor Ye's Coastline Community College, a 10-year-
The old teaching TV series "Chinese painting with Ning Ye" produced by the college continues to arouse interest in the art.
The program was broadcast on 800 public television stations in the United States and Canada during the school year.
"This is not only a technical guide on how to do strokes, but also a window of culture.
Most of us are governed by Confucianism and Taoism in Chinese culture, so I am trying to incorporate these philosophies into my paintings.
"When I told my students that the lines are father, the ink or the background is mother, and the point is the child, these are Confucianism.
"Most of these brushes, most of these colors or ink, are the people I invite to paint to enjoy life.
So when they act and relate to each other in some way, it becomes something that you can relate.
When every Party member has a good time, the composition works best.
"Even a master of achievement, his brush contains the elements of opportunity, because the highly absorbent rice paper will bleed with a gentle touch of the brush.
Ye said that this is an art that combines the "Chinese way of letting go.
"You do have an element of wealth, which is unpredictable; uncontrollable;
It comes and goes, you follow the trend.
But there is also training and practice, part of your development as an artist ---
This is your own virtue.
When wealth comes, virtue comes in handy.
"* The unpredictable nature of art is reflected in the Chinese word wei-
That means danger and opportunity, Gee said.
As a frequent traveler to the mainland and Taiwan, he also saw the dangers and opportunities for the unification of Hong Kong and the development of economic relations between mainland China and Taiwan.
"If you look at Taiwan's investment in the mainland, reunification has already begun.
This is just a question of how to politically acknowledge what has happened.
"China is on an irreversible path.
When I was in China recently, I felt that I was revisiting the time when Taiwan's economy took off.
It's just a matter of time. "(
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Hometown: Hunan, China. Residence: Huntington Beach family: wife, Lingchi;
Two Adult Education: Bachelor's degree in history and diplomacy, National University of Politics (Taipei, Taiwan);
Master's degree in international relations, Fresno, California;
Claremont Graduate School of Asian studies and government PhD background: Chinese painting has been taught at community colleges and private seminars in Southern California since 1973;
Founding Faculty and art lecturer of Coastline Community College since 1975;
Part-time at University of California, Los Angeles and Cerritos College;
The first locally produced teaching TV series "Chinese brush with Ye Ning" of "coastline" won an Emmy Award for best teaching TV series in 1988; 10-year-
Old TV plays on 800 public television stations in the United States. S. and Canada;
Author of six books of Chinese painting;
His works are on display in many American publications and exhibitions. S.
In the past 21 years, Taiwan's black and white have been in sharp contrast.
Black is ink, White is space.
Chinese painting is not just black,
This is what black people do to white people and to space.
The simpler it is, the less space you hide.
Source: Ye Ning;