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Progress on the Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in China(2011-05-05)

China’s legal protection of its intangible cultural heritage dates back to the 1990s, when the Education, Science, Culture and Public Health Committee of China’s top legislature -- National People’s Congress -- proposed to draft a legislation for protecting the national traditional folk culture to the Ministry of Culture.

Legal Protcetion of ICH Internationally(2011-03-15)

Several countries, as well as UNESCO, are making efforts to protect intangible culture. Most notable are Japan (which instituted a law in 1950 protecting intangible culture) and the South Korea (1962).

What Is Intangible Cultural Heritage?(2011-03-15)

The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts.

Brief Introduction to the Formulation of Intangible cultural heritage(2011-03-15)

The concept of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) emerged in the 1990s, as a counterpart to the World Heritage that focuses mainly on tangible aspects of culture. In 2001, UNESCO made a survey among States and NGOs to try to agree on a definition, and a Convention was adopted in 2003 for its protection.


Exclusive interview: legal protection of Chinese intangible cultural heritage(I)

Slow down the rush of UNESCO World Heritage applications

There has been a recent surge in the number of applications for various attractions seeking recognition as a world heritage site.While,hold on.

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