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Culture—New Year

Culture—New Year

Dining is an essential part of Chinese culture. Dishes prepared especially for the New Year and other festive celebrations used to serve as various auspicious symbols. In Chinese, fish is pronounced yu, the same as surplus. The round shape of meat...
Join in the Fun of Flying Kites

Join in the Fun of Flying Kites

The biggest difference between a mini kite and a regular one is the former's stringent requirements over its framework and covering. So tiny a framework—about 0.2 to 0.3 mm in diameter—is extremely fragile and thus sensitive to the wea...
Yingge’s colorful & creative crystalline glazed porcelain

Yingge’s colorful & creative crystalline glazed porcelain

This blue and white porcelain cube tea pot was a diplomatic gift of choice for President Ma Ying-jeou.Porcelain art from Yingge is no longer just hand painted artwork; mass production of this exquisite merchandise is now possible.Creative transfer...
Yingge Shao Porcelain ~ the creative charm of a traditional industry

Yingge Shao Porcelain ~ the creative charm of a traditional industry

The plan to promote the Yingge Shao porcelain brand was designed to reorganize the 206 years of history of the Yingge porcelain industry.The special feature of Yingge porcelain is its diversity, which is something no other porcelain-making townshi...
Prints—A Colorful Symbol of Cultural Heritage

Prints—A Colorful Symbol of Cultural Heritage

Chinese prints go a long way back to the Tang dynasty, when they became popular alongside the spread of Buddhism. Subsequent developments saw their becoming one with New Year paintings, or New Year prints.Selecting and exhibiting exquisite New Yea...
Chinese cultural--Paper umbrellas

Chinese cultural--Paper umbrellas

More than just a means to carry on the ambience of former times, the oilpaper umbrella is a precious handicraft that deserves to be preserved and appreciated.
Lin Shu Niu's slow paced artworks

Lin Shu Niu's slow paced artworks

Chinese paintings are usually categorized into two: fine brushwork or abstract. The abstract style is more of a free style outline of things, while the other style is more serious, focusing on detailed lines, shape and spirit. Various techniques i...
Engraving is the heart of Chen Hong Mien

Engraving is the heart of Chen Hong Mien

Chen Hong Mien has been in the chop carving art industry for over 20 years. His is carving the extra fine font onto the chop. The engraving is of clean lines, making him the best in Taiwan. His skill can easily be seen in his work.Chen Hong Mien's...
Lion head master: Shih Shuin Ron

Lion head master: Shih Shuin Ron

Gold, wood, water, fire and wood are the five elements in this lion; here's a hollow 3-D Cantonese lion; a semi-3-D Taiwanese lion, and a Hakka lion that opens its mouth. These are all by Shih Shuin Ron, who is famous for making lion heads. He als...
Creating humans and animals dough sculpt creating art

Creating humans and animals dough sculpt creating art

National-class dough sculptor Shih Jia Yung is making a rooster, which is a typical animal shape used in dough sculpting.The tradition of dough sculpting is rumored to have started from the Three Kingdoms period when Kung Ming caught and released ...
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