According to the local "Wang's genealogy of Taiyuan County" records, Wang's ancestors originally lived in Henan Province. At the end of the Five Dynasties, Wang Chao and Wang Shenzhi brothers moved to Fujian, and then one branch moved to Anxi County, Fujian Province. In the early Yuan Dynasty, Wang Famao, who lived in seclusion in Changtaili, Anxi County, Fujian Province, began compiling the genealogy of Wang Famao's ancestors genealogy. Brushing genealogy, Wang's "Zi Ji" (printing edition) art came out. From 15O6 to 1521 in Ming Zhengde, some descendants of Wang Famao moved from Fujian to Puwei and Xiangyuan in Pingyang, Zhejiang Province. Wang Yingzhong led his descendants from Pingyang Xiangyuan to Ruian Dongyuan in 1736, the first year of Qianlong reign of the Qing Dynasty. Wang Famao's "Ziji" art took root in Dongyuan Village.
Dongyuan wood movable type printing is closely related to the compilation and printing of genealogy. The basic production process is: start-up (interview) - Yuqing - (manuscript processing) - proofreading - typesetting - proofreading - brushing - circle - crossing - filling - Score - sketching - cut - line - Cover - binding. Usually, we need to do a good job in the basic work of material acquisition, typesetting, writing (opposite font shape), engraving and so on. Take a good tangerine pear wood, after rain, sun and natural drying, make typefaces, engrave the old Song style, and make wooden movable characters one by one for typesetting.
Dongyuan Wood Movable Type Printing is a kind of living fossil of ancient printing in China, which has the honor to preserve and is still in use. It has a history of more than 800 years since the beginning of the Yuan Dynasty. Dongyuan wood movable-type printing completely reproduces the traditional technology of ancient movable-type printing in China, which is original and of great historical and humanistic value.
In 2008, Dongyuan Village Wood Movable Type Printing Technology was approved by the State Council and listed in the second batch of national non-heritage projects. Two years later, it was listed in the "list of intangible cultural heritage urgently in need of protection" by UNESCO, and became one of the few world-class non-heritage projects in China, which attracted worldwide attention.
The 34th generation of Dongyuan movable-type printing (Wang Fawan) was born in 1973 in Ruian City, Zhejiang Province. He was born in Dongyuan Village, Pingyangkeng Town, southwest of Ruian City, a world intangible cultural heritage.
Founder of National Chain Research and Tourism Experience Museum of Wood Movable Type Printing
Wood Sculptor, Musician
Wood Word Carving Instructor
Master of Arts and Crafts
Director of Wenzhou Arts and Crafts Association
Director of Ruian Arts and Crafts Association
Master Wang Fawan's works are published by the United Nations World Intangible Cultural Heritage Conservation Foundation and the United States Philatelic Group. They are published in the United States, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
His works have won many gold, silver, collection certificates, Star of Creation awards and so on.
In 1990, he studied woodworking and printing with his father for ten years. In order to be able to inherit the wood movable type carving skills, inherit ancestors, carry forward and innovate wood movable type works, conscientiously and painstakingly paid more than 20 years of effort. In order to further promote the development of wooden movable type culture industry, the National Chain Research and Tourism Experience Museum of Wood movable type printing was established in 2017 for cultural enterprises with non-legacy property industry culture as their main business scope.
Let more people know that there is such an ancient skill in Dongyuan, China, which has been handed down all the time, and there is such a living fossil among the people.
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