A folding stool is among the many items Wang has made for his young grandson. Photo: Handout

Master carpenter’s ancient Chinese skills are a YouTube sensation

  • ‘Grandpa Amu’ makes toys for his grandson using the same techniques which built the Forbidden City
  • Fans call him a modern day Lu Ban, after China’s legendary woodworker
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A folding stool is among the many items Wang has made for his young grandson. Photo: Handout
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How China’s traditional villages are falling victim to its global ambitions

  • Photojournalist Wang Xiaoyan’s pictures of a vanishing settlement in Shanxi’s Taihang mountains reflect the fate of thousands of similar villages in China
  • Intangible cultural heritage assets are being lost in the relentless pursuit of economic growth
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