News Round-up: The past week in Chinese culture

Every week we share a round-up of recent news stories we’ve seen about traditional Chinese culture! Just click the section titles to view the full articles.

Craft of scissoring on paper a lifetime pursuit of Shanxi artist

If you’re in Beijing, don’t miss this amazing Shanxi paper cutting exhibition at the China National Arts and Crafts Museum!  If you Google the museum it shows up as closed, but we can assure you that it isn’t!

Ancient Shu civilization shines in designs by Chinese artists

“Sanxingdui bronzes are very special. They look very cutting-edge even today, and even surpass many contemporary artworks creatively speaking…” Find out how treasures unearthed at Sanxingdui have influenced Chinese design and architecture in modern times!

Is there an equivalent ancient item or motif that has inspired modern design in your country?

Lights, camera, retro action!

Ever wanted to know how ancient people really lived? Maybe watching these videos will help you experience the life of some people from ancient China! Folk culture enthusiasts have teamed up to launch Shenlouzhi Studio, “a hobby group that makes short films about ancient people’s lives for the internet. An incredible amount of work goes into making each video, ranging from historical research and tailoring authentic costumes to tracking down era-appropriate furniture and accessories”.

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