Traditional Culture and Art in Chinatown

- Mar 08, 2019-

Traditional Culture and Art in Chinatown


As our country becomes stronger and stronger, Chinese people all over the world are more and more respected, which also makes more and more Chinese traditional festivals and traditional culture enter the world. 


As one of the most important traditional festivals in China, the Spring Festival is an important day for Chinese people all over the world. Many local governments have given full respect to it, which also makes foreign friends feel the charm of Chinese traditional culture. 


In London Chinatown, nearly 100 local overseas Chinese and foreigners participated in a sharing meeting to introduce Chinese Su Embroidery. 


Many foreign audiences said that more similar activities should be held to let more people know about Chinese culture. 


As one of the four famous embroidery in China, Su embroidery is famous for its fine workmanship, beautiful design and elegant color. 


Whether it is the characters, flowers and birds, or landscape, all reflect the delicate and long cultural connotation of Jiangnan Waterfront.


Italian Flavio Lerdo, who has lived in Britain for 11 years, said he had been to China three or four times and felt its long history and rich culture. He believes that China needs to make its splendid culture known to more people through promotion activities. "The embroidery I saw today is very beautiful and the walking show is wonderful, which reflects the distinction of Chinese culture."


Sarah Baumann, from Melbourne, Australia, agrees. The white-haired old man, who has worked in the fields of film, music and writing, is very interested in Chinese culture. "These embroidery have gorgeous colors, rich patterns, diverse forms and profound cultural connotations, which, like other Chinese cultures, make people all over the world like it very much." Bauman said. 


But she said that because of the rich connotation of Chinese culture, it is sometimes difficult for foreigners to understand, which requires similar sharing activities to let you better understand Chinese culture, and then understand Chinese history and Chinese thinking.



As Bauman said, Zhou Xueqing is doing the same. This Su embroidery master who has been engaged in Su embroidery for more than 30 years and has won 25 national gold and silver awards successively, established "Qing Embroidery Workshop Zhou Xueqing Embroidery Art Studio" in 2008, taught apprenticeship to the society and let embroidery teaching enter universities, communities and fairs. 


This trip to London has also become an excellent platform for her to realize the ideal of inheriting and disseminating Chinese traditional culture.

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