The Evolution of Folk Lacquer Participants in Fuzhou in recent 40 Years

Weng Yi-xi

School of Fine Arts, Nanjing Normal University

This paper is based on few-year field investigation of lacquer participants (Works, Handicraftsmen, Artists) settlement in Fuzhou. Lacquer workers and handicraftsman are an indispensable role for the inheritance of lacquerware craftsmanship. The formation of lacquerware villages has influence by historical background, and it has characteristics that are close to the edge of the city and meet the spatial needs. There are four characteristics in the change of inheritance of lacquer workers’ settlement. Firstly, Inheritance is not a generational process of equality and alienation. Secondly, is the non-active inheritance brought by market competition. Thirdly, inheritance of non-core skills. Finally, inheritance of social upbringing. Inrecent 40 years, the present folk lacquer participants’ settlement is transforming into the lacquer artists’ settlement. The inheritance mode is mainly social upbringing mode, supplemented by family inheritance mode.

Keywords: Lacquer workers, Artists, Lacquer Settlements, Inheritance

Cite this article:
Yixi, W. (2019). The Evolution of Folk Lacquer Participants in Fuzhou in recent 40 Years. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 7(8), 29-36.