The China Academy of Art is a premiere fine arts institute of higher learning. In 1928, the predecessor of the present China Academy of Art, the National Academy of Art, was founded as the first comprehensive art academy in China by Mr. Cai Yuanpei, a renowned Chinese educator. The Academy is located in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province in the vicinity of Shanghai. The Academy is situated on the banks of the famous West Lake and is a perfect location for artistic learning and enrichment. Since its founding, the name and location of the Academy have been changed several times. A large number of talented artists celebrated both at home and abroad have worked or studied at the Academy, among whom were Zhao Wuji, Wu Guanzhong, Li Keran and Zhu Dequn. Since its founding, the name and location of the Academy have been changed several times. A large number of talented artists celebrated both at home and abroad have worked or studied at the Academy, among whom were Zhao Wuji, Wu Guanzhong, Li Keran and Zhu Dequn. The Academy is touted as the academy with the most comprehensive curriculum and degree programs in the country and a true “cradle” for promising artists.
The China Academy of Art is the first tier of institutions to accept students who are recipients of Chinese government scholarship and Zhejiang provincial government scholarship. The Academy also awards matching stipends for the Zhejiang provincial scholarship recipients.
In 1928, the National Academy of Art (國立藝術院) was founded as the first comprehensive art academy in China on the bank of the West Lake in Hangzhou by the eminent educator Cai Yuanpei with Mr. Lin Fengmian. It takes integrating eastern and western arts, creating arts of the time and developing Chinese culture as its tenets. Over the decades, the location of the Academy has been changed ten times and its name changed six times, as follows:
1928 - National Academy of Art.
1929 - Hangzhou National College of Art.
1938 - National College of Art.
1950 - East-China Campus of Central Academy of Fine Arts.
1958 - Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts.
1993 - China Academy of Art.
International College of the China Academy of Art:
The International College of China Academy of Art is a subsidiary of the China Academy of Art in charge of academic programs for overseas non-resident students and international artistic exchanges. It has three teaching units, which offer quality courses in Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese culture and language. It also provides international students with courses in oil painting, print-making, inter-media art, sculpture, art history, design art and architecture art. Its principal objective is to promote the Chinese cultures to the world, encourage international artistic exchanges and enhance friendship with the world. The School began to enroll overseas students in 1980. Nearly 3000 international students have studied in the School. It currently enrolls about 400 short-term and long-term overseas students.
The School also runs various short-term training courses in Chinese culture and art, where overseas students can enjoy the essence of oriental culture through studying both Chinese calligraphy and painting, and going on excursions. We offer individualized service to students from different countries, cultures and walks of life.
1.Nanshan Campus, 218 Nanshan Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
2.Zhangjiang Campus, in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong New District, Shanghai
3.Xiangshan Central Campus, in Zhuantang Sub-district, Xihu (West Lake) District, Hangzhou. Its south part was moved to current location in 2007 from Xihuan Road, Binjiang District
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
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Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
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Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
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Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
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