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Chinese farmer stipples 'The Dream of Red Mansions' on stone

Updated: 2015-10-14 16:09:13

( People's Daily Online )

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Tao Shiqing, 60, a farmer in Gaolan county, Northwest China's Gansu province spends 10 years stippling the episodes of Chinese classical novel "The Dream of Red Mansions" on flagstones. According to a rough calculation, to complete a picture, Tao needs to tap over 150 to 160 million points on the stone with a metal bar, which generally takes 11 months.The Dream of the Red Mansions, also called The Story of the Stone composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's four great classical novels. [Photo/Chinanews.com]

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