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Shanghai culture sweeps across New York
By:Wu Qiong  |  From:english.eastday.com  |  2018-01-11 16:25

Shanghai culture is now sweeping across New York, as the “Shanghai Flavor” Exhibition and the “Amazing Shanghai” Photo Exhibition take place at the Grand Central Station, New York, from Jan. 10-11, 2018. 

Guests cut the ribbon for the "Shanghai Flavor" Exhibition and the "Amazing Shanghai" Photo Exhibition. [Photo/Eastday.com]

As part of the “Happy Chinese New Year - Shanghai Week,” the “Shanghai Flavor” Exhibition features the intangible cultural heritage of Shanghai and presents New York citizens a wonderful cultural feast in an all-around way. In the exhibition area, skilled craftsmen showcase the splendor of Shanghai’s intangible cultural heritage, including paper tearing, paper-cut, dough modeling, Beijing opera facial masks, relief art made from cans, Chinese knots, and dragon and phoenix calligraphy painting. Visitors are also able to have a 3D experience with Chinese craftsmanship through AR technology. 

Visitors wear special AR glasses to experience Chinese craftsmanship. [Photo/Eastday.com]

Visitors enjoy Chinese knots shown at the exhibition. [Photo/Eastday.com]

Relief art made from cans and paper tearing attract many people’s interest. [Photo/Eastday.com]

The “Amazing Shanghai” Photo Exhibition features a selection of 40 photos that present Shanghai as a modern, glamorous, innovative, ecological, and culturally significant city, providing visitors with a close-up glimpse into a true Shanghai and a true China.  

A visitor views photos at the “Amazing Shanghai” Photo Exhibition. [Photo/Eastday.com]

A host of Chinese and foreign guests attended the opening ceremony for the two exhibitions held at 10:00 a.m. on Jan. 10.

“A healthy relationship between China and the United States, two major countries in the world, is of great importance for the two peoples and the world at large. Today’s event is very meaningful, as cultural and folk exchanges play a crucial role in strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the two countries,” said Wang Lei, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York. 

As He Jiliang, Chairman of Eastday.com which held the “Shanghai Flavor” Exhibition, said, “We hope that people in New York can have a better understanding of the culture of Shanghai and China and like it through the event and we expect more cultural exchanges between China and the U.S.”