Dong Xue from Hebei province has been painting snuff bottles for 40 years. His daughter, who started learning painting at a young age, has now become an artist in her own right. They both aim to pass on the skill to the next generation. Snuff bottle art has a history of more than 200 years and is listed as a national cultural heritage.
Jane Austen’s oeuvres have been grabbing Chinese readers’ attention for decades now. And as the world marked the 200th anniversary of her death last week, Chinese fans recalled their first encounter with the English novelist. In 1917, the first Chinese monograph entitled
by Wei Yi, a translator, mentioned Austen, marking the first word about her in the minds of the Chinese readers.