Welcome to China Cultural Center in Stockholm. Sincerely hope that we can be friends and meet virtually on a regular basis! Today we put on selected “@China ” short videos to tell you real stories between China and the rest of the world. Hope that your story with China will also be shared with us in this beautiful sunny spring. Cheers!
After 40 Years, I Rewrite the Story with the LP I Made
In 1973, Qiu Zhoulong, who had just graduated from university, joined the China Record Group and became a plate-making engineer for vinyl records.
Three years later, Qiu and his colleague was assigned by the company to study in Sweden. They brought back the first flow production line for vinyl record with stereo tracks in China. Since then, China has had the first batch of home-made stereo records.
Qiu has worked in China Record Group for nearly 40 years as a plate-making engineer for vinyl records, and is in his late sixties.
As Qiu put it, “his life is like a vinyl record:” the birth is like lead-in groove; there are wonderful climaxes throughout his life, like dynamic grooves; there are also unavoidable troughs, like those flat grooves.”
“Four treasures of the study”, referring to writing brushes, ink sticks, paper and inkstones, are the writing tools used in the east for thousands of years.
But where does ink come from?
Pamela Tobey is an artist from the United States who worked as a visual designer for The Washington Post before coming to China. The Spring Festival this year means something different to her. The lunar year 2019 is her animal year. She turns 60 years old. She spent the Spring Festival in Beijing for the first time. With many questions and with the aesthetic vision as a designer, she completed shopping for the Spring Festival first time in her life. She has made many Chinese friends, blended in with Chinese culture and life, deeply understood the differences between China and the United States, and realized the misunderstandings brought about by the differences. She hopes that when she returns to US, she will take away the wisdom she has learned from many Chinese people.
Content provider: New Media Center of the People’s Daily