Publications

Ngan Siu-Mui has published three books on Chinese Calligraphy and Painting, either as the sole author or with the collaboration of her disciples.

Chinese Calligraphy, Abstract Art, Mind Painting

cover, chinese calligraphy, abstract art, mind painting
chinese calligraphy, abstract art, mind painting
ngan siu-mui,1998
chinese, english, french isbn 2-9805904-1

❝ At last, a book on chinese calligraphy that is bound to appeal to experts and layman alike. for the latter, this compelling work goes beyond the cataloging of the technical aspects, which are so hard to master for most of us. in fact it is through her simple style and relevant examples that the author succeeds in furthering our understanding of the fascinating world of chinese calligraphy. the comparison between calligraphy and (...) dance is (...) stressing the fact that not only the fingers, but the whole body is involved in the creative act… ❞  Gilles Vincent, director of the Botanical Garden, Montreal.

Read the preface by Gilles Vincent
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the art of ngan siu-mui and her group

cover, the art of ngan siu-mui and her group
the art of ngan siu-mui and her group
collective, 1994
chinese, english, french.

❝ there are generally two ways to learn: from self-study and from a master. (…) the great scholar han yu said "as man is not born with knowledge none is free from doubts which can be resolved only by a master." (…)"the mutual understanding that develops between them (student and master) sometimes exceeds that between father and son. ❞ ngan siu-mui, at the abode of unadorned happiness, montreal.

the art of ngan siu-mui

cover, the art of ngan siu-mui
the art of ngan siu-mui
room of subtle fragrance
ngan siu-mui, 1983
chinese, english

❝ from the collection of ms ngan's works of art in this album, i dare say that she stands out as a rare talent with parallel achievements in all the four arts (calligraphy, painting, seal carving, poetry) ❞ 
chen kwing kin, m.a., university of hong kong.