Guardians of an ancient handicraft

Father passes down woodblock printing skills, an intangible cultural heritage, to daughter

By CANG WEI in Nanjing Jin Suyang contributed to this story.

Chen Yishi, 73, of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, has devoted most of his life to woodblock printing, an ancient art that has embodied the charm of Chinese characters for hundreds of years. In 2006, the traditional craft was listed among China’s first...

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