• HELSINKI, June 10 (Xinhua) -- "Every day when I do this, I open new doors, and behind these doors there are other doors," said Erik Soderblom, director of the Helsinki Festival, in a recent interview with Xinhua.Soderblom has been preparing for a massive project named Focus China, which will bring 600 Chinese artists to Finland in August, ma
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    History of SilkChina is the birthplace of silk. Sericulture (the raising of silkworms for silk production) has a history of over 6,000 years. Legend has it that Lady Hsi-Lin-Shih (wife of the Yellow Emperor Huangdi) was having tea under a mulberry tree when a cocoon fell into her cup. As she watched, the cocoon spun a strong white thread. She unwound the strand onto her finger&#
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  • It is generally agreed that there are six types of classical arts: poetry, dance, music, painting, architecture and sculpture; poetry further gives birth to literary essays, fiction and drama.China has a long history, so all six classical arts flowered in ancient China.DanceAs early as 7,000 or 8,000 years ago, Chinese ancestors
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  • As an art of writing Chinese Characters, Chinese calligraphy or shufa boasts its long history. It is one of the highest forms of Chinese art perfectly embodied the rhythm, lines and structure, serving the purpose of conveying the thoughts of the writer and displaying the abstract beauty of lines.Masters take the characters as the carrier of their thought
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  • A shadow puppet play is a form of folk opera that involves cutting animal skin or hard paper into figures and using them in a performance in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.Accompanied by live music, performers behind the screen manipulate the figures while narrating a story to a local tune.As an ancient folk art form, it
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