About Chengdu Arcana
In 2005, Wu Xue and Zhong Ling founded the CNTAROT online community. In 2006, they opened the CNTAROT online shop in Taobao.com and began to bring tarot decks, lenormand and oracle cards from U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Lo Scarabeo s.r.l., and Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd into Chinese market. As the business grows, they established Chengdu Arcana Culture Communication Co., Ltd. in 2015, and started to develop their own tarot decks and other spiritual products, becoming a bridge of occult culture between the East and the West. In 2019, Chengdu Arcana started to bring in oracle and tarot decks from Blue Angel Publishing. Meanwhile, it began to release its own tarot decks, lenormand cards and related products.
Chengdu Arcana & Lo Scarabeo s.r.l.
Since 2016, Chengdu Arcana has co-published the Chinese version of a range of tarot decks with Lo Scarabeo, including The Original Rider Waite Tarot, Illuminati Tarot, Thelema Tarot, Mystical Tarot, Triple Goddess Tarot, Silver Witchcraft Tarot, Golden Universal Tarot, Tarot Nefertari, Cat Tarot, Universal Tarot of Marseille, Ghost Tarot, Tarot of the New Vision, After Tarot, Pagan Cat Tarot, and Lo Scarabeo Tarot. We also translated Tarot Fundamentals of Lo Scarabeo into Chinese and published this Chinese version in mainland China in Oct. 2019, which provided a great chance for Chinese tarot enthusiasts to learn about tarot in a comprehensive and systematic way.
Chengdu Arcana & U.S. Games Systems, Inc.
Since 2016, Chengdu Arcana has legally acquired the Universal Waite Tarot Deck® c.1990, The Smith-Waite Centennial Tarot Deck® c.2013, and the Borderless Smith-Waite Tarot deck® c.2017 by U.S. Games Systems for the Chinese market.
Chengdu Arcana & Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
Since 2017, Chengdu Arcana has reached copyright licensing agreements with Llewellyn Worldwide regarding some of Llewellyn's tarot decks and has been granted to print, publish, sell and distribute the Chinese version of such decks in Mainland China. In early 2019, Chegndu Arcana released the Chinese version of the Linestrider Tarot. Now the Chinese version of the Dark Wood Tarot is in translation and will come out soon.
Chengdu Arcana & Artists across the Globe
Since 2018, Chengdu Arcana has been authorized as an official distributor of the Prisma Visions Tarot, The Children of Litha Tarot, and Soul Cards Tarot, and many other self-published decks. We also launched a tarot deck project participated by 78 artists and tarot enthusiasts from China, the United States, and Italy. This deck is expected to be released in 2021.
Chengdu Arcana's Own Products
After about four years' development, the first few decks created by Chengdu Arcana, including the Lightness Tarot, Arcana Lenormand Cards, Eastern Ink Tarot and Eastern Ink Lenormand Cards, will finally come out in the year of 2020 and 2021. With years of experience in domestic and overseas tarot market, Chengdu Arcana has established good cooperation with tarot publishers, authors and artists worldwide, and has developed its own style of creating tarot decks and related products.