Ding Guokun examines newly-made lacquerwares at his home in Poyang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 12, 2019. Ding Guokun, 76, a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, has been making bodiless lacquerware since he was 16. “Keep doing one thing and do it well. You will eventually earn people’s recognition, ” says Ding. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

 

Ding Guokun inlays metal pattern on a piece of lacquerware at his home in Poyang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 12, 2019. Ding Guokun, 76, a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, has been making bodiless lacquerware since he was 16. “Keep doing one thing and do it well. You will eventually earn people’s recognition, ” says Ding. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

 

Ding Guokun shows his favourite work at his home in Poyang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 12, 2019. Ding Guokun, 76, a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, has been making bodiless lacquerware since he was 16. “Keep doing one thing and do it well. You will eventually earn people’s recognition, ” says Ding. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

 

Ding Guokun polishes a lacquerware at his home in Poyang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 12, 2019. Ding Guokun, 76, a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, has been making bodiless lacquerware since he was 16. “Keep doing one thing and do it well. You will eventually earn people’s recognition, ” says Ding. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

 

Ding Guokun polishes a lacquerware at his home in Poyang County, east China’s Jiangxi Province, Oct. 12, 2019. Ding Guokun, 76, a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor, has been making bodiless lacquerware since he was 16. “Keep doing one thing and do it well. You will eventually earn people’s recognition, ” says Ding. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)