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Old heritage sparkles anew

2018-08-16 14:43:00

This month, many women in Shilan, a small town in Hunan province, are becoming embroiderers with support from the local government.

The sweet smell of traditional Chinese incense

2018-07-30 11:35:10

Burning incense and sipping tea from a purple clay cup while appreciating traditional Chinese music is a way for many Chinese people to enjoy their leisure time, alone or with friends.

Three Chinese cities vie for 2019 East Asian City of Culture

2018-07-27 15:15:52

All shining with great cultures and splendid futures, three cities in China -- Xi'an, Luoyang and Sanya -- are competing for the East Asian City of Culture for 2019.

Tai chi cultural heritage experience held in Beijing temple

2018-07-26 10:34:53

Intangible cultural heritage enthusiasts met at Beijing White Cloud Taoist Temple on July 22 to learn about Taoism and experience tai chi.

Silversmith aims to build artisan village in Guizhou

2018-07-16 16:03:07

Wang Guozhun, coming from a long line of silversmiths, is now a local intangible heritage successor creating a better life for his family and his fellow villagers.

Cutting edge

2018-05-11 08:17:04

Zhou Shuying spent years injecting new life into an age-old folk craft, which saw her develop new colors, patterns and techniques. Yang Yang reports.

Young actors inherit traditional puppet show in Quanzhou

2018-04-15 17:22:02

Actors born in 1990s answer a curtain call after a traditional puppet show at a theatre in Quanzhou, Southeast China's Fujian province, April 14, 2018. 

The watchman of earthenware in Kashgar

2018-04-06 12:09:40

Nearly every family in the old town of Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region owns pieces of local earthenware, whether they be dishes, cups, bottles or bowls, and those made by Tursun Zunun are the best-known.

Durable threads

2018-03-16 08:20:05

Horse tail embroidery of the Shui ethnic group is an intangible heritage in China, and 53-year-old Song Shuixian has made it her life's mission to take it to a wider audience.

National intangible cultural heritage: lantern making in Xianju

2018-02-28 14:07:50

Chen Caiping makes lanterns at a workshop in Xianju county, East China's Zhejiang province, Feb 27, 2018.

Reviving Peking Opera

2018-02-23 15:54:49

A young actress learns from a veteran to revive Peking Opera.

In photos: Jianzhan porcelain revived in Fujian

2018-02-07 10:40:14

Jianzhan porcelain was among the eight most famous varieties of porcelain back in ancient China's Song Dynasty (960-1127). Production techniques for the porcelain were listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in China in 2011.

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