Duo Yun Xuan

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Duo Yun Xuan
FoundedShanghai in 1900
HeadquartersNanjing East Road in Shanghai.,
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Duo Yun Xuan is an art institution dedicated to the purchasing, distribution, publishing and collection of artworks including calligraphy and paintings. It is an old stationery, calligraphy and painting including traditional paintings and modern paintings shop in Shanghai, China. It operates through an extensive partnership network with calligraphers, painters and engravers in all over China, and is actively involved in hosting art exhibitions and academic events. Visitors can enjoy a hands-on experience of the traditional watercolor woodblock printing techniques included in China’s National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.[1][2]

Contribution and influence

The Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China has identified the Duo Yun Xuan as the first auction companies established and the time-honored brand in Chinese mainland.

In 1978, Shanghai Painting and Calligraphy Publishing House was established on the basis of Duo Yun Xuan, and the development period of "one body and two wings" with the calligraphy and painting publishing business began. In the 1980s, Duo Yun Xuan had become the undisputed leading enterprise in Shanghai's art industry. The century-old Duo Yun Xuan will stretch out on this big stage and embark on a new journey. Industry status: In 1989, the woodblock watermark work The Ming Dynasty 《明十竹齋書畫譜》 won the "National Award" at the Leipzig International Book Art Fair in Germany.

In 1993, Duo Yun Xuan held the first art auction, which knocked the first hammer of art auctions in Mainland China. In 2003, Duo Yun Xuan was selected as a famous trademark in Shanghai. In 2006, Duo Yun Xuan was recognized as the first batch of "Chinese Time-honored" enterprises by the Ministry of Commerce. In 2006, the woodblock watermarking technique inherited by Duo Yun Xuan was listed as Shanghai Intangible Cultural Heritage. In 2008, the woodblock watermarking technique inherited by Duo Yun Xuan was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage.[3] In 2010, during the Shanghai World Expo, Duo Yun Xuan launched the eight-year-old meticulously crafted woodblock watermark Happy Birthday to the Immortals 《群仙祝壽圖》, and organized the "Duo Yun Xuan Painted Boat" to appear in the Expo Garden, exhibiting woodblock watermarking skills, which was widely praised. In October 2010, Duo Yun Xuan's woodblock watermark work Orchid and Bamboo 《幽蘭叢竹圖》 won the gold medal of the first China Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo. In November 2010, Duo Yun Xuan was awarded the title of "Most Popular Brand" jointly issued by the Ministry of Commerce. In 2012, Shanghai Duo Yun Xuan Group was rated as the advanced collective of the national press and publishing system. In 2014, Duo Yun Xuan was recognized as a well-known trademark in China by the State Administration for Industry and Commerce. The woodblock watermark inherited by Duo Yun Xuan was recognized by the Ministry of Culture as a national demonstration base for intangible cultural heritage production protection.[2][4]


  1. "Duo Yun Xuan Auctions". Artnet.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Duo Yun Xuan". Encyclopedia of China.
  3. "Duo Yun Xuan Auction, 朵雲軒拍賣會". Asia Art Archive.
  4. "Duo Yun Xuan Auctions Co., Ltd". Artnet.

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