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Qidong showcases charms through music, printmaking creations

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2021-11-19

Qidong, a county-level city administered by Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province, is rich in cultural and tourism resources, as represented by its wonderful printmaking and thriving coastal tourism.

A 20-day exhibition, which provided an opportunity for people in East China's Shanghai to appreciate Qidong's charms through its classic music, printmaking works and poetry, was warmly received when it was held in the Yangpu district of Shanghai city in September.

The exhibition promoted, among others, a book written by Qidong writer Mu Huo and displayed printmaking creations made by Qidong artist Zhu Yan.

Using both texts and pictures to explain classical music, the four-chapter book can be not only read but also listened to. The art of printmaking works is also featured in the book. The 24 illustrations made by Zhu for the book went on display at the exhibition.


Scan the QR code to listen to the book by Qidong writer Mu Huo, which celebrates the city's charms through its classic music and printmaking creations. [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]

"Qidong is a city near sea and river with a tolerance of diversity. There, classical music is widespread and is promoted thanks to a culture of inclusion and confidence," said Jiang Mingdun, former dean of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Qidong is also home to the Qidong Printmaking Institute and the Yuantuojiao Resort.

Established in 1985, the Qidong Printmaking Institute – China's first such printmaking body – has had over 200 creations displayed at various national art and printmaking exhibitions over the years, as well as in international exhibitions.

The Yuantuojiao Resort is located at the interchange of the Yangtze River, the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. By virtue of its prime location, the resort has devoted more effort to developing its infrastructure and improving its services, striving all the while to create a unique tourism destination.


Qidong, a county-level city in Nantong, strives to develop its Yuantuojiao Resort as a national tourism destination. [Photo provided to en.nantong.gov.cn]