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[6 Mar 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,938 views]
Huishan Clay Figurine – Painted Sculptures

With a 5000 years long history and a 9,600,000 square km territory, no wonder China has magnificent culture diversity.  Thousands of different types of folk art have thrived and enlightened the country for centuries. Starting today, ChinaBlog.cc will present a series of posts about the colorful folk arts around China.
Huishan Clay Figurine – Painted Sculpture
Huishan Clay Figurine made in Wuxi is one of the best-known folk arts in China. And it is also one of the four representative schools of clay figurines in China. It has a history of more …

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[21 Feb 2009 | Comments Off on A Papercut Artwork by Chinese President Hu | 598 views]
A Papercut Artwork by Chinese President Hu

President’s Artwork
Can you imagine President Bush singing a Texas folk song or President Sarcozy carving a sculpture of Venus? mmm, it must be interesting to see that happen. Here, as the photo above shown, it is a traditional Chinese papercut artwork cut by Chinese President Hu Jintao in 2007. During the Chinese New Year time of 2007, he visited a village in Gansu Province and made this papercut to share the happiness of New Year with the host family.