Kite is the earliest flying machine of mankind.

  According to legend, more than 2,000 years ago, Chinese people were able to use kites to fly the human dream of flying.

  With whimsy and flying practice,

  Human beings have been creating kites of different shapes all the time.

  Unique production techniques are also emerging.

  According to legend, in ancient times, kites were originally mainly used for military purposes.

  In the Tang Dynasty, kites gradually became an entertainment activity.

  In the Song Dynasty, kite making became a specialized craft.

  During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, kite-making skills reached their heyday.

  Kite flying has become a fashion.

  The literati at that time often tied and painted kites with their own hands.

  It is very elegant to meet friends with "Zheng".

  The kite-making technique integrates a variety of handicrafts.

  In addition to framing, pasting, painting and other basic links,

  The kite-making techniques in different regions also have their own characteristics.

  Whether in Beijing or Tibet, you can see flying kites.

  Tianjin kite makes the kite more natural and three-dimensional through the skeleton structure of punching and tenoning;

  The Nantong Banyao kite creatively adds a whistle, and the flying is often accompanied by a wonderful sound;

  The most famous design of Weifang kites is the "Dragon Head Centipede", which has a large head and a long body and is magnificent;

  Beijing Kite uses a special "reborn" technique to make the kite come to life.

  The flying skills of Lhasa kites are reflected in the changes between the line-releasing and the reeling, and the kites fight and play in the air.

  The kite craftsmen poured traditional culture and local characteristics into the craftsmanship,

  It has created a unique Chinese kite-making skill system.

  The children came back from school early, and they were busy releasing paper kites in the east wind.

  The thin kite string strung the childhood of Chinese children,

  As soon as it was collected and released, it also affected countless laughter and laughter that traveled through time and space.

  Jointly produced by China News Network and Communication University of China

  Seller: Yu Lan

  Chief planner: Hu Fangmengqun

  Producer: Qin Yuming, Wu Qingcai, Qi Bin

  Editor's guide: Zhao Xijing, Bai Xiaoqing, Zhou Xiaomeng, Sun Hongliang, Wang Jingwen

  Editorial team: Li Yiying, Cao Hangyu, Pu Shiyu, Tian Xinyi, Gao Yixuan, Liu Wei, Cai Yu

  English translation: Zhang Long

  English translation reviewer: Mo Hong'e and Zhang Dongfang

  Coordinator: Wang Kai, Zeng Nai

  Editor: Jin Tongyang

Responsible editor: [Li Ji]