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· The Watertight-bulkhead Technology of Chinese Junks
Developed in South China’s Fujian Province, the watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junks permits the construction of ocean-going vessels with watertight compartments. If one or two cabins are accidentally damaged in the course of navigation, seawater will not flood the other cabins and the vessel will remain afloat.
· Meshrep
Found among the Uygur people concentrated largely in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Meshrep constitutes the most important cultural carrier of Uygur traditions.A complete Meshrep event includes a rich collection of traditions and performance arts, such as music, dance, drama, folk arts, acrobatics, oral literature, foodways and games.
· Acupuncture and Moxibustion of Traditional Chinese Medicine
· Peking Opera
· Wooden Movable-type Printing of China
One of the world’s oldest printing techniques, wooden movable-type printing is maintained in Rui’an County, Zhejiang Province, where it is used in compiling and printing clan genealogies. Men are trained to draw and engrave Chinese characters, which are then set into a type-page and printed.
· Sericulture and Silk Craftsmanship of China
· Chinese Traditional Architectural Craftsmanship for Timber-framed Structures
· The Mazu Belief and Customs
· Xi’an Wind and Percussion Ensemble
· Farmers’ Dance of China’s Korean Ethnic Group
· China Engraved Block Printing
· Chinese Paper-cut
· The Art of Chinese Seal Engraving
· The Dragon Boat Festival
· The Epic of Manas
· Chinese Calligraphy
· Flower Ballads
· The Khoomei
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The plan is part of a 17-year-long project that started last year to preserve unique folk arts, crafts, literature and traditions in China.

More Than a Memory

Intangible cultural heritage in Tibet receives effective protection

Warning sounded over opera styles

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