Zhiyin memorial in the 8th consecutive year


The Legend of Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi, a tale of a music master and a music lover who came to understand one another and became zhiyin (知音, meaning bosom friends), has been told for thousands of years in China. On August 6, 2014, the story was listed in the fourth batch of Chinese National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Caidian is the hometown of Zhiyin and Ma’anshan is at the southeast of Caidian, where Zhong Ziqi used to live in seclusion and died.

On March 31st of 2017, a sacrificial ceremony was held to honor the death of Zhiyin, which has attracted tourists from China and abroad. Government officials and investors attended the ceremony. 36 students dressed in ancient costumes and recited eulogy as a memorial. Cultural performances, including dancing and singing, were also part of the ceremony. According to the media, it was the 8th consecutive year that Caidian held a ceremony for Zhiyin, aiming to spread the legend and culture.

The Sino-French Wuhan Ecological Demonstration City, co-constructed by China and France, is a successful example of international cooperation and helps to promote Zhiyin culture, which exemplifies the Chinese ideal of friendship and commitment. This is significant in gaining broad influence and improving urban construction.

Investors coming from afar also expressed their aspiration for common development and beautiful friendship.

The construction of Sino-French Wuhan Ecological Demonstration City in Caidian will contribute to political, economic and cultural exchanges between the two countries. There surely will be more activities in the future, including a concert in June and some environmental protection projects in late autumn this year.

In order to build up a cultural and tourism brand, Caidian has established an institute for Zhiyin culture and organized scholars for collection of cultural materials. Besides, there are also cultural bases, festivals, books, featured videos and many other promotional methods.

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