Accepted paper:

Practice & Research on Recovery of Traditional Chinese Xuan Paper Technology

Authors:

Jianjun Lei (Tsinghua University)
Junjian Liang

Paper short abstract:

Paper is one of the four great inventions in ancient China and also plays a key role in the world modernization together with printing.The core objective of this documentary project is to utilize local natural materials and traditional technology to recover the making flow of high-quality Xuan paper.

Paper long abstract:

Paper is one of the four great inventions in ancient China and also plays a key role in the world modernization together with printing. Meanwhile, Xuan paper makes contributions to development of Chinese traditional painting art, as the thousand-year Xuan paper preserves painting works perfectly and makes it possible to hand these works down from generation to generation. However, only the paper strictly made according to traditional technology can display the creation of painters maximally and has longer lifetime. The core objective of this documentary project is to utilize local natural materials and traditional technology to recover the making flow of high-quality Xuan paper.

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