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/ Biz PhotosWhite-collar worker quits job to open DIY carpenter shopBy Yang Yang|chinadaily.com.cn|2017-06-16 14:07Zhang Jian works on furniture in his DIY shop in Neijiang, Southwest Chinas Sichuan province, on June 11, 2017. [Photo/VCG]Zhang Jian, 32-year-old, once a white–collar worker, quit his job and opened a carpentry and woodworking DIY shop in Neijiang, Southwest Chinas Sichuan province.Zhangs grandfather and father are carpenters in Neijiang, working for State-owned furniture factories for many years. However, as they grew old they realized there was nobody to inherit their craftsmanship.Zhang Jian, who had learned woodwork from them, decided to quit his job where he was earning 400,000 yuan ($58,727.26) every year and opened his DIY shop in his hometown in December.The shop has become popular in Neijiang, attracting many customers.Zhang hopes that more young people would come to experience the fun of woodwork and he would like to pass down his skills to them. He also plans to apply for intangible cultural heritage status for the craftsmanship.Previous1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NextPrevious1 2 3 4 5 6 7 NextPhotoUK general election: How it got hereTen photos from across China: June 9 – 15HK universities that open doors to mainland studentsThe evolution of HK culture: Power of beautyIn the deep ocean, China stands outNew high-speed railway links Xian and ChengduBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263Registration Number: 130349About China DailyAdvertise on SiteContact UsJob OfferExpat EmploymentFOLLOW US

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