Engraving past and present on Shanghai's Liyuan Road

Ma Xuefeng Wang Xinzhou
Xiang Wenjun, 48, has been a seal carver for nearly 30 years. For him, seal carving is not only a job, but also a lifelong pursuit.
Ma Xuefeng Wang Xinzhou
Shot by Ma Xuefeng. Edited by Wang Xinzhou and Xiang Ying. Edied by Xiang Ying. Polished by Andy Boreham.

Xiang Wenjun, 48, has been a seal carver for nearly 30 years. For him, seal carving is not only a job, but also a lifelong pursuit.

As the owner of a small shop on Liyuan Road, Xiang now makes various kinds of seals for enterprises and individuals. In his leisure time, he also carves some seals for himself. He has collected many stones, and each one has a different use.

"As artists, we need to have an understanding and knowledge of characters and ancient Chinese customs. We need to honor traditions, while also creating new styles." Xiang said.

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