DUNHUANG, China, April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Over 20 actions highlighting a significant historic and cultural landmark on the traditional Silk Street have been unveiled on the opening ceremony of Tradition Cities of East Asia 2021 on April 9 in Dunhuang, northwest China’s Gansu Province. The opening ceremony was a part of a year-round cultural change initiative between China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK).
With “Dunhuang, a towering edifice of human tradition” as its theme, Tradition Cities of East Asia 2021 goals to advertise worldwide and people-to-people exchanges, boosting cultural improvement and prosperity of East Asia.
“East Asia Capital of Tradition is a crucial measure to implement the consensus reached on the trilateral leaders’ assembly and has grow to be a flagship model for cultural exchanges among the many three nations,” stated Zhang Xu, Chinese language Vice Minister of Tradition and Tourism on the opening ceremony.
In 2020, Shaoxing and Dunhuang in China, Kitakyushu in Japan, and Sunchon within the ROK have been designated because the Tradition Cities of East Asia 2021.
Gansu will work with different tradition cities of East Asia, upholding the spirit of “peace and cooperation, openness and inclusiveness, mutual studying and mutual profit” to advertise regional improvement in addition to world peace, stated Gansu Vice Governor He Wei.
4 exhibitions, together with the China-Japan-ROK Dunhuang Cultural Trade Exhibition, will showcase replicas of conventional Dunhuang mural artwork, in addition to high-tech reveals like 3D-printed sculptures and high-fidelity digital murals.
Overseas officers from the Consulate Basic of Japan and ROK in China delivered speeches on the ceremony. They expressed hope that Tradition Cities of East Asia 2021 will assist promote cultural exchanges in East Asia.
Dunhuang performed a key function within the historical past of the Silk Street and deeply influenced East Asian tradition and historical past. The Temple of the Flourishing Regulation (Hōryū-ji), a Buddhist temple in Japan’s Nara Prefecture, was adorned with Buddhist murals styled after the Dunhuang murals in China. There are additionally poems within the Dunhuang manuscripts describing the go to of a prince from Silla named Kim Gyo-gak, who grew to become involved in Buddhism when visiting China throughout the Tang Dynasty.
Dunhuang artwork has been exhibited in Japan and the ROK many occasions for the reason that Fifties. The three nations have maintained exchanges and cooperation in cultural relic safety expertise and expertise coaching.
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SOURCE Gansu Provincial Division of Tradition and Tourism