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China's historic moments frozen in time

06-30-2010 08:55 BJT

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An official collection of paintings is being released to illustrated the big moments in China's modern history. Our reporter Zhang Song went to the Ministry of Culture on Tuesday to attend the launch of the photo album.

From the campaign to suppress opium in the 1830s, to the Chinese people's fighting against Japanese aggression during World War Two, and from the founding of New China to the country's reform and opening up. The big moments in China's modern history are recorded in 104 paintings.

All are collected in the two-volumed set, published by China's People's Fine Arts Publishing House. With six pages for each piece, the art work is displayed in full and in detail, with an introduction of the artist behind each work.

104 artists - young and old - were commissioned to complete the job within five years. The project received a 100-million yuan grant from the government, the first ever since the founding of the People's Republic of China. These pieces have also toured around the country allowing some 500,000 people to view the exhibition.

And the project is continuing. The supplement of the album is ongoing and more exhibitions and lectures are in the planning stages.

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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