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Cultural celebrities gathered


Qingdao is a city of high cultural and artistic taste and cultural vigor. From the 1920s and 1930s up to now, Qingdao has attracted Kang Youwei, Lao She, Shen Congwen and a large number of cultural celebrities to live here and formed a unique phenomenon of cultural celebrities in Qingdao. It was among the first cities in China to play films, and has hatched a large number of films and television works as well as pop stars, enjoying the fame of "Island of Film". In Qingdao, there not only appeared the first "Made in China" violin, but also a group of world-renowned music educators, conductors and performers which gained it the name of "Island of Music". In 2008, Qingdao successfully held the twenty-ninth Olympic Games and Paralympic Sailing Competition, and is known as the "Sailing City" ever since. Relying on the global influence of Tsingtao Beer, it holds the Qingdao International Beer Festival every year and is called the "Beer City". In 2014, Qingdao was elected as Capital of East Asian Culture, etc.

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