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Xiling Seal Art Society

Facebook account: Hangzhoufeel| Updated: June 11, 2020 L M S


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Have you ever noticed an archway inscribed with the characters "西泠印社" (Xiling Seal Art Society) beside West Lake in Hangzhou?

The Xiling Seal Art Society, founded in 1904, is a Hangzhou-based academic organization devoted to the art of seal carving. It is one of China's most important traditional stone seal engraving associations. The headquarters of the society are located on the western side of Gushan Hill, an island to the north of West Lake.

The society is now a popular tourist attraction featuring various traditional styles of Chinese architecture, and, of course, seals, in many forms, and related pieces of art. 

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