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Zhenhu: Home to Su embroidery

2016-11-09 09:22:38

Zhenhu, located in the west of Su Zhou new district, is a time-honored ancient town with typical Wu and Taihu culture. It is also reputed as a land of milk and honey.

Handmade mulberry-bark paper listed as UNESCO intangible cultural heritage

2016-11-06 13:54:58

The handmade mulberry-bark paper, originating thousands of years ago in Xinjiang, has been listed as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO.

Experts call for more efforts in cultural heritage protection at Beijing forum

2016-11-06 09:16:10

China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Guangming Daily co-hosted China's first nation-level forum on social efforts in cultural heritage protection in Beijing on Nov 3.

Tibet mandala: The world in a grain of sand

2016-10-26 10:23:13

Mandala, an exquisite religious art of Tibetan Buddhism, has been well preserved since it was first introduced to Tibet from India.

Dragon Boat Festival flourishes

2016-06-09 07:43:22

Dragon Boat Festival, which comes on May 5 on the lunar calendar - June 9 this year on the Western calendar - is a traditional festival in China to commemorate the ancient poet Qu Yuan, who committed suicide out of love for his country.

'Yong Zi': Precious chess pieces made in Yunnan

2016-06-02 14:30:54

Yong zi is the name for the exquisite chess pieces made in Yongchang (now Baoshan) in Yunnan province. The craft has a 500-year history and it has been listed as the provincial intangible cultural heritage in Yunnan.

Preserving the old in a modern urban setting

2016-05-18 07:55:39

Perhaps, Shenzhen in Guangdong province is the best reflection of Chinese urbanization in the past decades.

Inheritor of Huizhou carvings in E China

2016-05-12 10:19:06

Yu Yougui is a representative inheritor of the Huizhou carvings on wood, stone and brick, which is listed as one of the national intangible cultural heritages.

A kite runner in Xi'an

2016-04-21 08:55:03

Zhang Tianwei, a transmitter of intangible cultural heritage in Xi'an, has devoted himself to kite making for 30 years.

New roadmap for better protection of heritage items

2016-02-23 08:07:11

Many of China's traditional lifestyles have disappeared owing to the country's urbanization and modernization.

Treasuring roots of a civilization

2016-01-27 10:50:29

Over the past two decades, author and artist Feng Jicai has been investigating, saving and protecting folk heritage, which is vanishing amid fast changes in Chinese society.

Han storyteller begins new chapter of Tibetan epic

2016-01-23 13:27:32

The story of "King Gesar," a warrior with boundless supernatural powers, has for centuries been preserved by the singers and storytellers that live on the roof of the world.

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