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“Changsha Elements” Shine at ASEAN-China Media Cooperation Forum

Updated: 2019-05-16

(At the scene of the 2019 ASEAN-China Media Cooperation Forum)

The 2019 ASEAN-China Media Cooperation Forum kicked off in Beijing on May 14. China’s Changsha City and Thailand’s Chiang Mai City as the main guest cities, held an interactive promotion conference called “Changsha Meets with Chiang Mai” during the forum.

Displayed cultural and creative products became Changsha’s cultural calling card, attracting much attention. With rich “Changsha Elements”, they showcased to the visitors Liuyang grass cloth intangible culture and the Art of Chinese Character.

Participants sign their names on a banner made from Liuyang grass cloth.


Cultural and creative products featuring Chinese characters and Changsha elements on display.

Guests were amazed by products like the rubbings of Yuelu Academy, Chairman Mao’s poems, and Chinese zodiac pictographs from the Song Dan Chinese Character Art Museum. “This time we bring cultural and creative products featuring Chinese characters and Changsha elements, such as Yuelu Academy and Chairman Mao’s poems,” said Song Dan, curator of the museum. He also hoped that, through the exhibition, the art of Chinese characters will be spread more widely.

Deputy director of the Information Department of the Thailand Foreign Affairs Ministry, experiences Chinese character rubbing.

Deputy director of the Information Department of the Thailand Foreign Affairs Ministry, also came to the Song Dan Chinese character art experience area. “I find the way of rubbing interesting.” He hand-printed a Chinese “pig” zodiac pictograph work for his daughter, who was born in the year of the pig. “Although I have never been to Changsha, I know Chairman Mao’s connection with Changsha.” He also warmly introduced the beautiful Chiang Mai, hoping that more Changshaians can visit there.


Tan Zhixiang, an intangible cultural inheritor of Liuyang grass cloth, brings the traditional hand-made weaving machine to the forum, and displays his weaving skills on site.


Liuyang Grass Cloth cultural and creative products, such as wallets, handbags and decorative paintings, on display.

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen
Chinese source: icswb.com