Clay sculptures reflect traditional life in Beijing

By Wang Yanfang
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Editor's note: The creation of clay figurines is a unique folk handicraft in China created in ancient times by people living along the Yellow and Yangtze rivers and now a valuable intangible cultural heritage. However, few people today seek to master the craft. Huang Dianqin, one of curators of Huafang Arts Center in Beijing, has a large collection of clay figurines gathered together over the past three decades, and she has now put over 100 on display to publicize the need to protect and promote the ancient handicraft. The exhibits also provide a distinctive view of people's lives in old Beijing.

Photo taken on Nov. 5, 2018 shows an exhibit of clay sculptures in Huafang Arts Center. Over one hundred clay sculptures from the collection of curator Huang Dianqin typify the fine lines and vivid images of the craft in depicting the life of old Beijing. The exhibition has received support from the People's Government of Xicheng District. [Photo by Wang Yanfang /]

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