Chinese folklore went viral on Youtube

2019-05-21 15:29:36 source: 参考消息;Translation: In Zhejiang


Recently, a video of an ancient Chinese folklore has gone viral on YouTube.

It is Legend of Lady White Snake, a short animation produced by the Education Channel of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design).

The four-minute animation blends traditional Chinese culture of shadow puppetry and paper-cutting art, telling the love story of Xu Xian and his wife Lady White Snake.

In less than a week after the video was posted, it had been watched for over a million times and received over 40,000 likes.

The foreign internet users were enchanted by both the love story of a mortal man and a white snake, which was changed into a beautiful lady, and the distinct traditional Chinese painting style.

Some admitted that they were envious of Xu Xian a lot, “Is there anything cooler than owning a snake spirit wife who is smart, beautiful and can exercise magic arts?”

The love beyond the mortal world was supported by a lot of foreign internet users.




After watching the animation, foreign internet users were longing for more.


(Executive Editor: Lubin WANG)

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