Chinese master woodcarver opens exhibition at National Museum

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China's international woodcarving master Lu Guangzheng's exhibition opened Thursday at the National Museum of China. Lu's exhibition is a showcase of traditional woodcarving techniques unique to the city of Dongyang, in East China's Zhejiang province.

Inspired by the ancient Silk Road, Lu's "One Belt and Road" exhibition can be divided into three categories.

Pre-chapter: Great dreams, China's ethnic groups

With 56 ethnic groups featuring festive costumes, laughing, singing and dancing, Lu's artworks show the diverse people living in China.

The background features China's modern achievements such as high-speed railway and space research development, as well as peace pigeons and sunflowers, which symbolize the peaceful rise of the country and the people's splendid spiritual lives.

Chapter one: "The Silk Road Spirit"

Focused on the history of the Silk Road route, this chapter shows vivid historical figures against the background of the opening up of the ancient trade route. Viewers can see the "Silk Road Spirit" running through this section.

Chapter two: Renewal and prosperity

Lu's works express grand themes through tiny details. By showing the new lives, achievements and images of Chinese people, Lu's work is a display of the country's development in a variety of fields including shifts in culture, science and technology.

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