- Fuzhou city, Jiangxi province, plans to build a ‘Little Stratford-upon-Avon’
- A new town is set to have cloned landmarks of Shakespeare’s hometown
- The town will also celebrate Cervantes and Tang Xianzu, a Chinese writer
- Leader of the Stratford-on-Avon District Council said he was ‘impressed’
A city in southern China has announced a plan to recreate William Shakespeare’s hometown to express their love for The Bard.
‘Little Stratford’, located in the city of Fuzhou in Jiangxi province, is expected to contain replicas of Shakespeare’s birthplace and family home as well as the Holy Trinity Church where the playwright was buried in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Councillor Christopher Saint, Leader of the Stratford-on-Avon District Council, who has just returned from a trip to Fuzhou, said he was honoured to learn that ‘Chinese people would build a town looking like our homeland’.