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Kaiyao Lin

Kaiyao Lin, of Li ethnic group in China, was born in July 1960. Graduated from Minzu University of China majoring fine art, he is now an artist of folk art and industrial art, a master craftsman, and an expert of Li textile techniques.

From 1994 to 2003, Kaiyao was deputy director of Hainan Research Institute of Li Textile Techniques and director of the institute from 2003 to 2009. He is also a member of China Art and Crafts Society and a member of Engravers Association of China.
Kaiyao was elected as assist chief of Textile Committee of China National Art and Crafts Society in the year 2002 and 2007. From March 2009, he has acted as Deputy Director of Hainan Research Institute of Ethnic Groups.

Kaiyao was honored ‘Excellent Industrial Artist’ by UNESCO and Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society in 1996, was awarded as ‘an expert with outstanding contribution to Hainan’ in 1998 by Hainan provincial government.


  • Study of Li Textile Techniques, published by Nanhai Press
  • Li Ethnic Group’s Development and Chinese Communist Party, published by Central Party Literature Press
  • Ethnic Folk Art and Industrial Art Collection of Hainan, published by Hainan Press
  • Ethnic Group Miao in Hainan, published by Hainan Press
  • Industrial Art Collection from Ethnic Groups in Hainan – A special edition published by Chinese Decoration Magazine
  • Li Traditional Culture, published by Xinhua Press
  • Li Ethnic Group of China, published by Beijing Minzu Press. This book was awarded with 2nd Class Scientific Achievement Award
  • Hainan Ethnic Groups Research Series I, II and III (Editor), published by Yunnan Minzu Press
  • Record of Hainan - Ethnicity , published by Nanhai Corp Ltd

Kaiyao’s art work have been published at People’s Daily, Nanfang Daily, Hainan Daily, Legal Times, Art, Industrial Folk Art of China, Shanghai Airline, Minzu Tuanjie (Magazine), Xinhua Monthly, People’s Digest and the magazine of Communist Party ‘Lilun Qianyan’.



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