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Anhui Cultural Year held in Singapore

source:chinadaily.com.cn release date:2018/07/10 hits:47

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Carved works from East China's Anhui province on display at the China Cultural Center in Singapore. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2018 Anhui Cultural Year was held at the China Cultural Center in Singapore on June 1, offering a glimpse of China's Hui culture, which originated in East China's Anhui province.

On display are documents of 24 historical figures in Anhui to narrate the place's history and Anhui's intangible cultural heritage, such as Hui-style carving and the "four treasures of study" in ancient times - namely, paper, ink, brushes and inkstones.

Three experience zones were also set up at the exhibition for locals to try traditional craftsmanship. Possibilities included creative painting on Peking Opera masks and movable-type printing invented by Bi Sheng in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127).

Since its establishment in 2015, the China Cultural Center in Singapore has hosted the Cultural Year event in cooperation with different Chinese provinces every year, in order to give Singaporeans a better understanding of Chinese culture via food, history and local customs.

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Carved works from East China's Anhui province on display at the China Cultural Center in Singapore. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

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Carved works from East China's Anhui province on display at the China Cultural Center in Singapore. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

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Carved works from East China's Anhui province on display at the China Cultural Center in Singapore. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

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Singaporeans try Chinese seals at the China Cultural Center in Singapore, June 1, 2018. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

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Officials and guests take a group photo at the opening of Anhui Cultural Year in Singapore, June 1, 2018. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]