Chun Lian in Fujian Chinese Brooklyn

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 David' Zhu discusses Chun Lian, decorative door panels that are used to promote Chinese traditions through the folk art craft of Chun Lian, a special New Year's decoration using Chinese Calligraphy.

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This video introduces you to David Zhu, President of American Fujianese Artist Collective. It contains photos of David's work with Chun Lian, decorative door panels that are used to promote Chinese traditions through the folk art craft of Chun Lian, a special New Year's decoration using Chinese Calligraphy.
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Brooklyn's Chinatown has surpassed the size of Manhattan's Chinatown and now ranks #1 as the largest Chinatown in NYC with 34,218 Chinese residents, up from 19,963 in 2000, a 71% increase. Brooklyn’s Chinatown is now home to mostly Fuzhou immigrants from the Fujian province and are having a great impact on Brooklyn’s cultural landscape. They speak Mandarin with a Fuzhou dialect as opposed to the dominant Cantonese speakers from the post 1965 wave that came from Hong Kong and Guondong province in Mainland China.

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Wed, Aug 13, 2014
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