CHINA People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/27/2019 Sat.)

CHINA

People's Daily Tonight: Podcast News (7/27/2019 Sat.)

People's Daily app

21:03, July 27, 2019

917a030e224544a28e4cc64c0f1acaea.jpg

8



This is People's Daily Tonight, your news source from China.

——

Innovation preserves timeless craftsmanship

When you walk into an iron craft studio on Changchun city's Bashu cultural business street, Northeast China's Jilin province, elaborate iron works of art will surround and amaze you.

bcb9af8f73184c1a9935388f43099441.jpeg

Yang Guangquan makes an ancient-style armor at his studio in the Bashu cultural business street, Changchun city, Northeast China's Jilin province, July 22, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

One such studio belongs to Yang Guangquan, a 50-year-old iron craftsman, who has been following in the footsteps of the elders in his family and learning iron-making skills since childhood. When he was young, he changed his jobs several times, but in 2013, he finally found his passion and decided to open the studio to promote iron crafts in northeast China's Jilin province.

Yang believes that only innovation can make craftsmanship survive in today's world. "The iron works presented to people must be in line with the times and popular forms," he said.

Over the past several years, Yang's studio has won the favor of many people; but the studio is just one method of preserving this traditional craft. Yang has also launched a folk artists cooperation platform involving nearly 100 craftsmen and covering more than 70 types of handicraft such as paper-cut, knife painting, and wood carving. The platform is responsible for finding a market for handicraft products, so that craftsmen can concentrate more on their creation.

timg.jpg

(File photo)

"In this era, craftsmen need to innovate art forms while sticking to traditional craftsmanship to promote the traditional culture whilst revitalizing the craft itself, allowing it to be fully inherited," Yang said.

And that's People's Daily Tonight. Thanks for joining us.

(Produced by Han Xiaomeng; text from China Daily)

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue