China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

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.

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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.

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