Trends: Experience on conservation of Mogao Caves to be shared with world
Published: Feb 26, 2023 08:53 PM
Visitors at the

Visitors at the "Beyond the Bounds of History," a collaborative exhibition between the Palace Museum and Dunhuang Academy at the Forbidden City in Beijing on September 23, 2021. Photo: IC

 The techniques and experiences in preserving the cultural relics at the Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu Province will be further promoted and introduced to regions taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Wang Wanfu, a deputy director of the Department of Conservation Research, Dunhuang Academy, told media recently.

The Dunhuang Academy has worked to preserve cultural relics at the site for nearly 80 years. 

For years, the academy has been carrying on diverse cooperation projects with more than 30 institutes in places such as the US, Japan and France, taking aim at important issues in the field of international heritage conservation and sharing its experiences in using digital technologies to more countries.

China News Service

The virtual recreation of Su Dongpo, or Su Shi, a renowned Song Dynasty (960-1279) literati, appeared on the latest episode of Chinese Poetry Competition, a variety show that introduces ancient Chinese poetry. In the show, the digital Su talked with the hosts and participants in real time, grabbing the attention of audiences and sparking a new wave of discussion concerning virtual avatars.

A result of the deep integration of digital technology and literary creation, virtual avatars are a new digital development trend. These digital avatars should be based on the excellent content of traditional Chinese culture or they will just come across as flat and lack novelty.

Guangming Daily

With a variety of exquisite visual styles and novels and interesting stories, animated series Yao-Chinese Folktales has received a lot of attention and praise. The show about Chinese folktales has earned more than 200 million views on various video platforms and has a 9.6/10 on media review platform Douban. A seminar surrounding the success of the animation was held in Beijing recently, during which experts as well as producers of the animation pointed out that the work demonstrates the charm and potential of Chinese aesthetics and if studios make use of their Chinese cultural roots, the Chinese animation industry has a bright future.

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