Liaocheng district boosts cultural communication with Savusavu, Fiji

(| Updated : 2022-11-15

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Chiping district in Liaocheng, a city in East China's Shandong province, held a special online cultural exchange activity with Savusavu, Fiji on Nov 10 to promote local paper-cutting art.

Paper-cutting, a traditional Chinese folk art in which artists use scissors to cut red paper into various designs, has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage item. It boasts a long history and became popular during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. It's famous for its delicate design and is of great value for artistic research. The art has been passed down from generation to generation in Chiping district.

Huang Yuhua, an inheritor of the Chiping paper-cutting intangible cultural heritage, introduced the art's features as well as showed representative works to people in Fiji during the activity. Under the guidance of Huang, Fijians also tried their hands at the Chinese traditional paper-cutting art.


An online cultural exchange event is held on Nov 10 between Chiping district in Liaocheng and Savusavu, Fiji. [Photo provided to]


Fijians show off their paper-cutting works. [Photo provided to]


The event gets underway behind the camera. [Photo provided to]