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Fan calligraphy works on display in Nantong

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-08-28


Visitors discuss fan calligraphy works on display at the Nantong Museum on Aug 28. [Photo/WeChat account: NantongMuseum]

An exhibition of fan calligraphy works kicked off at the Nantong Museum in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Aug 28. It will run until Sept 15.

The exhibits were selected from the more than 1,100 entries of the Shanghai Fan Calligraphy Competition, which launched on April 15.

A total of 35 artists received awards on July 11 after their works were strictly evaluated.

Works from another 32 people were also included in the exhibition.

Chinese artists and scholars have been interested in painting and writing on folding paper fans since ancient times, as it is challenging to draw and write within the limited space. The fans were commonly used among the literati, and are widely considered a symbol of grace and tranquility.