成龙送古民居回安徽复建 Historic buildings collected by Jackie Chan to be rebuilt in Anhui - China Plus

成龙送古民居回安徽复建 Historic buildings collected by Jackie Chan to be rebuilt in Anhui

Gao Huiying China Plus/Xinhua Published: 2018-05-14 15:46:55
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Jackie Chan attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Jackie Chan attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

HEFEI - Four Hui-style historic residences(民居) purchased(购买) by Chinese movie star(明星) Jackie Chan(成龙) will be restored(复建) in East China's Anhui province.

The buildings, which date back to the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), are all wood-structured(木制的).

成龙送古民居回安徽复建 Historic buildings collected by Jackie Chan to be rebuilt in Anhui

成龙送古民居回安徽复建 Historic buildings collected by Jackie Chan to be rebuilt in Anhui

Pieces(部件) of the buildings have started to arrive(到达) at the Moon on the Lake museum in the city of Bengbu(蚌埠), where they will be restored. The museum is home to a variety(各种各样的) of historic buildings from all over China. At present(目前), 450 buildings are being restored there.

Jackie Chan attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Jackie Chan attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Chan told Xinhua that he is passionate about purchasing and restoring Chinese historic buildings which can no longer be protected(保护) in their original location.

"The historic buildings I have purchased faced various problems," he said. "Some of them have been burnt, others to be demolished."

Chinese director Tsui Hark attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Chinese director Tsui Hark attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Chan said his team had located professional artisans capable of restoring the architecture(建筑物), while searching for the right place to relocate them.

Chan's efforts to purchase and restore historic buildings are widely considered of great significance(重要) in preserving(保留) the traditional culture of Chinese architecture.

However, Chan courted controversy in 2013 when he donated several Chinese historic buildings to Singapore. In response, he said he would restore more of the Chinese treasures he has collected in China.

Chinese actress Jiang Wenli attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Chinese actress Jiang Wenli attends the groundbreaking ceremony for restoring historic buildings in Bengbu, East China's Anhui province, May 13, 2018. [Photo/IC]

Chan said he is considering sending more residences to the museum in Bengbu.

词汇 Words:

[mín jū] 民居 residence
[míng xīng] 明星 star
[bù jiàn] 部件 piece
[gòu mǎi] 购买 purchase
[fù jiàn] 复建 restore
[bǎo hù] 保护 protect
[bǎo liú] 保留 preserve

重点词汇 Key word:

  • <动词 v.> duplicate; repeat
    E.g. Bùzhǔn fùzhì。
    不准复制。
    Reproduction is prohibited.

  • <动词 v.> revenge
    E.g. Zǒngyǒu yītiān wǒ huì wèicǐ bàofù nǐ。
    总有一天我会为此报复你。
    Some day I'll pay you back for this! 

  • <动词 v.> reply; answer
    E.g. Qǐng sù huífù。
    请速回复。
    Please reply immediately.

  • <副词 adv.> again; once more
    E.g. Jiùqíng fùrán。
    旧情复燃。
    The old love blazed up anew.

  • <动词 v.> recover; resume
    E.g. Jiāotōng yùqī hěnkuài néng huīfù。
    交通预期很快能恢复。
    Traffic is expected to be resumed shortly.

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