Collecting double happiness: Unveiling the enchantment of '囍'

"囍", embodying boundless happiness for the Chinese, has its origins in the Northern Song Dynasty when it was created on the occasion of twin celebrations by the scholar Wang Anshi. The character in pinyin is xǐ, and means double happiness. Wang Yanping, a former ballet star turned collector, is now carrying forward the character's legacy. Her collection of objects adorned with the character contains not only items with their own individual stories, but also mirrors the evolution of Chinese society as a whole. As the stars shine bright on this Qixi night, let's explore the captivating tale behind "囍".

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