Analyses | Leisure, culture and arts | 2018-12-21

Dafen Oil Painting Village: From reproduction to pursuing originality

Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, a tourist attraction that has featured in well-known travel guide Lonely Planet, is renowned for its oil painting reproductions. At the same time, it has been trying to pursue a different course by producing original artworks with Chinese culture characteristics. Dafen's attempts in transformation may be a lesson for all communities that are considering revitalisation and renewal.

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.