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Paper-cut characters from Chinese classics

2013-07-10 15:17:59



Li Xiangkui, 65, creates his paper-cut work from characters out of the book "Journey to the West" in Cangzhou, Hebei province, July 7, 2013. [Photo/Xinhua] 

Li Xiangkui, a 65-year-old villager in Balizhuang village, Qingzhou town, Qing county, Hebei province, has created a set of paper-cut characters from the Four Great Classical Novels, a project that took him nine years to complete. When put together, the paper-cut characters, including all 459 characters from the Four Great Classical Novels, can stretch up to 115.5 meters. Before he retired, Li worked at a film company in Qing county. He often made film slideshows when he was much younger.

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