A book on China's paper cut art published to mark Cultural Heritage Day
An annual cultural heritage festival added some new colors to the Beijing Folklore Museum on Saturday, attracting flocks of parents with their children.
They came partly for the launch of a new book on China's paper-cut art, during which they could meet the author Fu Xiuqing, a renowned paper-cut artist and teacher in China.
A few visitors to the annual cultural heritage festival in Beijing try to make kaleidoscopes during China's Cultural Heritage Day on Saturday, June 9, 2018. [Photo: China Plus]
Fu said her career as a teacher gave her inspiration to publish her first book.
"I now teach students from overseas the art of paper-cut in a college in Beijing. When they study the Chinese language, they are also interested in knowing more about Chinese traditional cultures, including the art of paper cut. Learning paper-cut art can help learners develop their thinking. When I open a new class, I usually ask my students to prepare a scrapbook to collect homework. They can get a good idea of their progress turning the book from the first to the last page."
During the festival, the crowd also tried kite and lantern making, silk embroidery, dough sculpture and other top cultural heritages in China.
The State Council has designated the second Saturday of each June as Cultural Heritage Day to strengthen heritage protection in China. The Day was first celebrated on the 10th of June in 2006.