Try your hand at paper-cutting
Updated: 2018-10-24

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Huang Jun from Shanghai International Studies University gives a brief introduction to the history, genres, skills, application and blessings behind paper-cutting on Oct 12. [Photo/shisu.edu.cn]

International students from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) marked the start of their new semester Oct 12 by trying their hands at the traditional Chinese art of paper-cutting.

Aside from getting briefed about the history, genres, skills, application and blessings behind paper-cutting, the students freed their hands by designing some symmetrical and asymmetrical works in their own styles.

They learned to cut balanced pieces after folding a piece of paper six times, and thereby experiencing Chinese people's pursuit of peace and harmony.

They also tried to cut a three-dimensional "春", one of the most symmetrical Chinese characters signifying the idea of everything coming back to life in spring.

The students finally handled the challenge of cutting a university badge, an asymmetrical work designed to raise the newcomers' recognition of and connection to SISU.

More activities will be arranged this semester, providing students with more access to Chinese culture, such as musical instruments, ancient towns, embroidery, martial arts and calligraphy.

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International students try paper-cutting. [Photo/shisu.edu.cn]

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Jiang Wen shows students how to fold a piece of paper six times. [Photo/shisu.edu.cn]

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Students show their paper-cutting works in a three-dimensional style. [Photo/shisu.edu.cn]

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