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Giant couplets mounted in Nantong

By Hu Xiaoyu chinadaily.com.cn Updated: 2019-09-05


A craftsman mounts some giant couplets at a workshop in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Sept 4. [Photo/ntfabu.com]

A pair of giant couplets measuring 138 meters in length and featuring a total of 511 characters arrived in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, on Sept 4 to be mounted. 

The couplets were made by Chu Chengyan, a renowned writer and acupuncture expert, and Tan Wengui, a military calligrapher.

According to the artists, the first scroll recounts the development of the Chinese nation over the past 5,000 years, while the second scroll focuses on the 5,000-year development of Chinese culture.

The couplets were made in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

The makers of the couplet have applied for a Guinness world record for the world's longest couplets with the most characters on them.