China seeks ultimate image representative of Chinese Kung Fu

13:25, August 19, 2010      

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Flocks of tourists gathered around 110 red Chinese Kung Fu sculptures of Bruce Lee on display at the World Expo on Aug. 17. On the same day, the week-long Foshan Case Pavilion opened, seeking the ultimate image representative of Chinese Kung Fu all over the world.

The Foshan Case Pavilion, the theme of which was "Chinese Kung Fu," swept the Expo Park with a red whirlwind and fascinated tourists. Each of the 50 sculptures in the pavilion has a different item placed on one foot. The Bruce Lee sculpture with a TV screen on one foot is as high as 5 meters and attracted most of the attention.

The organizer of the Foshan Case Pavilion said that 50 of the 110 statues that have been moved all the way to the Expo are on display at the Foshan Case Pavilion, and the rest are in the City Square, the Expo Center and other areas.

It was disclosed that the Foshan Case Pavilion will give one statue to Shanghai as a gift after the Expo ends, and the organizer hopes that the statue can be put in front of the China Pavilion or on the Expo Meteorological Tower at the Pavilion of the Future.

In addition, the Foshan Case Pavilion has designated a special area for taking Kung Fu photos and started looking worldwide for image representatives for Chinese Kung Fu. The organizer will invite 1,500 domestic and foreign Expo visitors from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23 to pose for photographs.



After the tourists sign an agreement that grants the organizer rights to display their portraits, they can stand in poses that they think can best represent Chinese Kung Fu before the statues. Their photos will be pasted on the Chinese Kung Fu Display Wall after being developed and printed.

In addition to immediately seeing their photos, visitors taking photos with the sculptures will also receive a commemorative stamp with the engraving "Chinese Kung Fu" and a commemorative T-shirt.

According to sources, this activity will also be held in many cities such as Beijing, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hangzhou and Guangzhou as well as overseas cities. Ten types of Chinese Kung Fu images, including the most powerful image, the most creative image, the most professional image, the most intelligent image, the most adorable image, the most intelligent image, the most beautiful image, the gentlest image, the most confident image, the most heroic image and the most martial image, will be selected and be rebuilt and integrated into one ultimate image that is able to represent Chinese Kung Fu the most.

The ultimate figure will be built as a 35-meter-high ceramic sculpture baked in the Foshan Nanfeng Ancient Kiln and titled "Kung Fu God of China."

In addition, sponsors will create a dedicated Web site for Chinese Kung Fu after collecting 1,500 Chinese Kung Fu photos and allow netizens around the world to select the most representative photo of Chinese Kung Fu through the Internet. The winners will be rewarded a total of 150,600 yuan and the photo of the grand prize winner may also become the prototype of the "Kung Fu God of China."

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:叶欣)

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