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Frontiers in Art Research, 2022, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2022.041218.

The Rise of Chinese Design: The Inheritance and Development of Porcelain in Traditional Handicrafts by Contemporary Chinese Designers


Hua Zhang

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Hua Zhang

Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, 33800, France


Throughout history, Chinese porcelain, represented by Jingdezhen, enjoys a high reputation. Jingdezhen is a famous town with thousands of years of history in porcelain making, and also a representative city of Chinese traditional handicrafts. Jingdezhen porcelain industry has formed a systematic porcelain making process, rich traditional culture and folk customs in thousands of years of development. Under the impact of the industrialization concept during the transition period, Chinese porcelain industry has faced severe challenges for a long time. With the rise of Chinese design, porcelain in traditional handicrafts has ushered in new opportunities for development. The rise and fall of handicraft porcelain also shows the epitome of the inheritance and development of Chinese traditional handicrafts. In the context of modernization, traditional handicraft industry is constantly exploring new development models to meet the needs of today’s era. The inheritance and development of porcelain in traditional handicrafts by contemporary Chinese designers is not only the inheritance and continuation of traditional handicraft techniques, but also the reconstruction and re-creation of tradition.


Chinese design; Porcelain; Traditional handicrafts

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Hua Zhang. The Rise of Chinese Design: The Inheritance and Development of Porcelain in Traditional Handicrafts by Contemporary Chinese Designers. Frontiers in Art Research (2022) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 89-93. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2022.041218.


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