It is no surprise that, as a Beijing native who grew up in

n a crowded courtyard house in a traditional alleyway like Lao She, Fang also felt a deep connection to the writer’s works.

上海龙凤1314女神会所As Fang says, he enjoys reading Lao She’s works because the characters appear as familiar as his neighbors.

After performing This Life of Mine in 2011, Fang began to plan other adaptations of Lao She’s works.

With the support of Lao She’s children, including Shu Yi and Lao She’s daughter Shu Ji, Fa上海龙凤1314

ng adapted two more of the writer’s well-known novels, Divorce and Cat Country, for the stage between 2012 and 2014.

In 2016, he adapted Lao She’s novel, Mr Ma and Son, into an all-male cast stage production of the same title, which largely draws on Lao She’s experience as a Ma上海龙凤1314

ndarin teacher at the University of London from 1924 to 1929. Last year, he directed another all-male cast play titled Lao She’s Six Stories, based on six short sto

ries penned by the writer between 1934 and 1935, which deal with the struggles and lives of ordinary people, dep上海龙凤1314女神会所

icting the plight of a young couple living a hand-to-mouth existence and the relationships between local neighbors.

Fang is working on his latest play, The Story of Niu Tianci, which was written by Lao She in 1934.

“Compared with Lao She’s other works, The Story of Niu Tianci is less well-known. But Shu Ji likes it very much and it’s a pit

y to ignore such a great novel,” he says. “The story is about a young man’s struggle against his social environment, a

上海龙凤1314nd I am sure that audiences will find the story interesting and connect with it. I am very excited about it.”

A park focusing on the innovation and development of intangible cultural heritage opened in Beijing on June 28, the first of its kind in China.

Located in Dongcheng district, Yongyuan park was set up to allow inheritors of intangibl

e culture to work with designers to find ways to blend the traditional arts more seamlessly into public life.上海龙凤1314女神会所

Developed by the Hong Kong-listed Beijing Capital Land, Yongyuan is the first park o

f its kind in the country set up to provide an innovation platform for intangible cultural heritage.

The company signed strategic cooperation agreements with a host of tradition上海龙凤1314女神会所

al art workshops, guilds and institutes of higher learning at the opening ceremony.

Yongyuan park also aims to integrate investment, technological resear

ch and retail facilities to promote the integration of intangible cultural heritage.

Authorities expect the park to become a testing ground for national efforts in intangible cultural heritage protection.

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