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94-year-old veteran donates calligraphy

Updated: 2015-04-21

 

Zhang Mojian, a veteran living in Changsha, plans to donate 100 calligraphy works to help other veterans in strained circumstances.

 

The 94-year-old explained this wish to reporters of Changsha Evening News on April 20. “This year marks the 70th anniversary of the victory of the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression. I want to donate 100 pieces to charity and all the money will be used for the help of veterans from the war,” Zhang said.

 

 

Zhang Mojian in the process of calligraphy creation. [Photo by Shi Zhenzhuan/Changsha Evening News]

 

Zhang is a member of China Calligraphers Association. He said that the 100 calligraphy works will be completed in June, and all of them will be affixed with a seal made by Qi Baishi (1864-1957), a well-known painter, to enhance their value.

 

Zhang was born in 1921 and served as the deputy head of a regiment during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.

 

Edited by Zhang Qiong, Andrew Ancheta

Source: Changsha Evening News