27 Apr 2021

GroupT : Chinese paper art

General info

Date: April 27, 2021

Time: 19:00 – 20:30

Group T

Free

In Chinese culture, Chinese Paper Art can reflect many positive aspects of life, such as, prosperity, health, or harvest. Therefore, in this difficult COVID – 19 period, we would like to share this special Webinar with the symbol of good will with you. We cordially inviting you, your family and your friends to experience Chinese Culture by enjoying a special Webinar on Chinese Paper Art on April 27, 2021.

Chinese Paper Art is one of the oldest folk arts in China. The Chinese Paper Art may date back to the second century CE, since paper was invented by Cai Lun in the Eastern Han Dynasty in China. Chinese Paper Art consists mainly of two parts: Paper Cutting, Jianzhi 剪纸 in Chinese, and Paper Folding, Zhezhi 折纸 in Chinese. The origination of Chinse Paper Art is closely linked to Chinese festivals and customs, expressing happiness and wishes for the future. Paper cutting refers to handicraft made by cutting paper with scissors to form different patterns and pasting them on the walls, windows, doors and ceilings for celebrating festivals. The goal of paper folding is to transform a flat square sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. As paper became more affordable, paper cutting and paper folding became two of the most important types of Chinese folk arts. Many people, not only Chinese but also people worldwide, no matter young or old, are fond of it.

We are very happy to inform you that our Confucius Institute at GROUP T – Academy will organize a special Webinar on Chinese Paper Art on April 27, 2021. We are very honored to invite Prof. Wang Jinghui of Tsinghua University to host this webinar. Her lecture will illustrate a whole picture of Chinese Paper Art including History and Cultural Implication, the Oneness between Art and Life and Four Levels of Beauty in Appreciating Arts. At the end, Prof. Wang will demonstrate how to make a paper cutting and folding. You will definitely be able to learn and practice paper cutting and folding then.

For the registration, you are kindly invited to click the link below and to fill in the form before April 25, 2021. We will send you Zoom meeting ID and password to log in after your registration. If you have any question about the event, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to your participation.