Mao Zhanming Resume
Haji BaideRuding Mao Zhanming was born in Gansu Province, China, and is currently an Imam of mosque there, as well as being a famous contemporary Muslim scholar and master of Arabic calligraphy. He is also a researcher and visiting professor of The Institute of Islamic Studies of Lanzhou University, and a special artist featured on the international channel CCTV Arabic.
Mr. Mao has been diligent student of calligraphy since childhood when he was taught by father to learn traditional Arabic calligraphy. Since graduating from university in 2003, he made painstaking efforts to research Arabic calligraphy throughout the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.
He has remained devoted to Arabic calligraphy since returning to China in 2010, and has been researching, creating, training and promoting it through the establishment of the Mao Zhanming Calligraphy Art Research Center in Lanzhou and an Arabic Adult Secondary School. At the same time, he has been a supporter of public welfare through charitable sales of his works. He has been invited to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Libya, Turkey, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia to partake in exchanges of Arabic calligraphy, art and academic culture, as well as do calligraphy performances and personal exhibitions. He has been repeatedly featured in newspapers not only in China but also in other foreign press. He has been interviewed on Ningxia and Gansu television stations, as well as being a guest on international channels such as CCTV Arabic, Al Jazeera, Iranian, Turkish, Malaysian and other international television stations. He is regarded as being a leading figure in the fields of contemporary Chinese and Arabic calligraphy, as well as a foreign cultural ambassador of art.
Mr. Mao has a great love for what he does with his pen, and sees himself as delivering "truth, goodness and beauty" through the art of calligraphy to the individuals and society around him. His works are all exquisite pieces, demonstrating a style that is graceful, fresh and elegant.