More young people like Li Jingyi (pictured) are turning to making traditional Chinese handicrafts and clothing for a living and promoting their country’s culture on social media to a global audience. Photo: Li Jingyi
More young people like Li Jingyi (pictured) are turning to making traditional Chinese handicrafts and clothing for a living and promoting their country’s culture on social media to a global audience. Photo: Li Jingyi
Art

From silk fan painter to hanfu clothes designer, artisan youth in China discover they can make a career promoting traditional culture

  • A growing number of young people in China are making traditional Chinese artworks, handicrafts and fashion items for a living and posting about it online
  • One makes hand-painted fans and hairpins, another uploaded a video of himself making a replica of a 3,000-year-old gold mask. It racked up over 11 million views

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More young people like Li Jingyi (pictured) are turning to making traditional Chinese handicrafts and clothing for a living and promoting their country’s culture on social media to a global audience. Photo: Li Jingyi
More young people like Li Jingyi (pictured) are turning to making traditional Chinese handicrafts and clothing for a living and promoting their country’s culture on social media to a global audience. Photo: Li Jingyi
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