Palace lanterns originated in the Eastern Han Dynasty, flourished in the Sui and Tang Dynasties, and spread to the folk after the Southern Song Dynasty moved south and the Yamen Naval Battle (1279) in Xinhui, Jiangmen. The palace lantern craftsmen of the Southern Song Dynasty inherited the art and craft to the Jiangmen area, integrated into the local culture, and formed a unique Southern style palace lantern. Dongyi Palace Lantern is an outstanding representative of the Southern style palace lantern that has been passed down to this day.
Today, Dongyi Palace Lantern has established Dongyi Palace Lantern Co., Ltd. in response to the tide of the times. For a hundred years, it has been cultivating in the field of mahogany palace lanterns. It actively participates in various competitions and wins awards.
Dongyi Palace Lantern is loved by overseas Chinese and people in Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. It is one of the souvenirs of overseas Chinese, and also the main lamp for temples, Taoist temples, and ancestral halls.
In recent years, Dongyi Palace Lantern has cooperated with CCTV many times to promote traditional culture, and has been reported by many media such as Phoenix Satellite TV, China News Agency, China Overseas Chinese News, Southern Daily, Global Daily, Culture and Tourism Daily, etc., and is deeply loved by the masses.
Jiangmen Dongyi Palace Lantern Making Technique was selected as the provincial intangible cultural heritage of Guangdong Province in 2012.
Li Yangdong, born in 1968 in Pengjiang District, Jiangmen City, graduated from Jiangmen Workers' University and Long Island College in New York, USA. Since 2007, Li Yangdong has been committed to restoring the traditional palace lantern making technique. He is the representative inheritor of the Dongyi Palace Lantern project, a provincial intangible cultural heritage of Guangdong Province, a senior craftsman, a high-level talent in Jiangmen City, a Qiaodu craftsman, an outstanding expert in Pengjiang District, and the person in charge of Jiangmen Skill Master Studio, Jiangmen Intangible Cultural Heritage Workstation, and Jiangmen Dongyi Palace Lantern Making Technique Training Institute. He has been rated as an excellent folk artist in Jiangmen City for many times.
Li Yangdong has been constantly researching and improving the glass painting technique for many years, and has won many awards in various levels of arts and crafts exhibitions. For example, his Dongyi Palace Lantern works have won the Silver Award of the "Baihua Award" and the Gold Award of the "Jinrong Award" from the China Arts and Crafts Association. In 2020, he was selected into the "Xin Chuan Award" exhibition of the China Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo. In 2021, he won the Bronze Award of the "Guo Jiang Cup" at the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Arts and Crafts Expo. Dongyi Palace Lantern was selected as the "Guangdong Souvenir" by the Guangdong Tourism Association and the top ten tourist handicrafts in Jiangmen City. In 2021, the "Dongyi Palace Lantern" was collected by the Guangdong Provincial Cultural Center. Dongyi Palace Lantern has also provided palace lantern arrangements for CCTV many times. In 2020, Dongyi Palace Lantern participated in the CCTV Opera Spring Festival Gala site arrangement, showing the world the bright style of Jiangmen Palace Lantern.
In recent years, Li Yangdong has focused on cultivating a new generation of craftsmen and artists, and combined the characteristics of Qiaodu tourism to commercialize and industrialize the palace lanterns. He also actively promoted the intangible cultural heritage culture, participated in the activities of intangible cultural heritage entering the campus, and popularized the palace lantern culture among young people, in order to further promote and inherit the excellent traditional Chinese culture.
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