Intl students of Donghua University explore ancient art of shadow puppetry| July 10, 2024

Donghua University recently hosted a cultural workshop where international students delved into the art of shadow puppetry, learning about both its creation and performance.

Recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage in China, shadow puppetry traces its origins back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). This folk art form employs silhouette figures crafted from animal hides or cardboard to narrate captivating stories.


During the workshop, students study the lines and tales associated with the shadow puppet characters. [Photo/WeChat account: dhu-ices]


They try their hand at drawing and crafting their own shadow puppets. [Photo/WeChat account: dhu-ices]


The workshop culminates in a showcase where students proudly present their handcrafted creations. [Photo/WeChat account: dhu-ices]


Source: "dhu-ices" WeChat account