Gaocheng Palace Lantern: Cultural Value and Commercialization of Chinese Folk Art in the 21st Century


  • Wang Kun Fine and Applied Arts Research and Creation, Mahasarakham University
  • Kanokwan Nithirattapat Fine and Applied Arts Research and Creation, Mahasarakham University
  • Liying Feng Fine and Applied Arts Research and Creation, Mahasarakham University


Gaocheng Palace Lantern, Chinese Folk Art, Commercialization


The main object of this study is Gaocheng Palace Lantern, and the main objectives of the study include the following three points. Firstly, study the historical evolution of Gaocheng palace lanterns. Secondly, this study aims to analyze the impact of the commercialization process on the dual dimensions of "art" and "social process" of Gaocheng palace lanterns. By studying the process of commercialization of Gaocheng palace lanterns, this study aims to fill the gap in the development of commercialization of Gaocheng palace lanterns after the 21st century. Finally, analyzing the cultural value of Gaocheng Palace Lantern as a folk art in the process of commercialization and the pros and cons of commercialization, the final conclusion is that Gaocheng Palace Lantern as a folk art has both benefits and drawbacks in the process of commercialization. This article uses qualitative research methods to conduct in-depth research on the commercialization of palace lanterns in Gaocheng, Hebei Province, based on literature review, field research, and interviews. Commercialization is a popular concept in economic research, and the content of this study will expand the scope of this concept. At the same time, it will provide reference and inspiration for other researchers, enriching the theoretical system and research methods in related fields.
Folk art is the accumulation of traditional Chinese culture for thousands of years, and is a product of aesthetic significance created by our ancestors through practical life. It is a perfect combination of technology and art. As a treasure of Chinese culture, the craftsmanship spirit of the palace lamp makers in Gaocheng is extremely precious in today's society. Gaocheng Palace Lanterns have strong local characteristics. During festivals, every household and street has red lights hanging high. At the same time, there are also activities such as sightseeing and guessing lantern riddles, which are very interesting.

Keywords: Gaocheng Palace Lantern, Chinese Folk Art, Commercialization


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How to Cite

Kun, W., Nithirattapat, K., & Feng, L. (2024). Gaocheng Palace Lantern: Cultural Value and Commercialization of Chinese Folk Art in the 21st Century. Chophayom Journal, 35(1), 228–249. Retrieved from



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