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Artist visiting from China paints Williamsburg landscapes

Artist visiting from China paints Williamsburg landscapes

Xiaodong Yan is far, very far, from his home in the Hainan Province of China.

But the artist has made Williamsburg his home for a year, and while here, he's painting the town as he sees it.

"I want to record it using my paintbrush, and when I return to my country, I will introduce it to Chinese people," Yan said.

Yan, who doesn't speak English, provided answers through Weiyan Yu, a visiting scholar to the College of William and Mary's mathematics department. Yu translated Yan's answers to English through writing.

Yan, 52, said he is visiting through an exchange program supported by the Chinese government. He indicated he is visiting William and...

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