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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.

Tibet builds digital safe-deposit for intangible heritage

2016-01-21 16:03:34

Researchers in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region are racing against the clock to digitalize intangible cultural heritage as the region's Tibetan folk masters reach old age.

Intangible cultural heritage: Shu embroidery

2016-01-16 13:35:10

Shu embroidery, regional handicraft mostly produced in Chengdu and Mianyang of Sichuan, was listed as one of China's National Intangible Cultural Heritages in 2006.

An art of winter: butter sculpture in Tibet

2015-12-18 14:18:49

Gyaltsen Huazang, a man of the zang people, has devoted himself to the career of butter carving for thirty-three years. He was born in 1965 in a small village of Qinhai province and later became a monk of Kumbum Monastery in 1981 to study about Buddhism.

Gema Tsering:Dancing beyond the Mountains

2015-10-10 15:42:09

Gema Tsering was born in 1930 to a family of Xueqiang dancers in Zishi Village of Zigeng Town in Derong County, Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province.

Hu Guanmei – Kam Grand Choir Inheritor

2015-10-10 15:42:09

Hu Guanmei, 60, was born in Wangdong Village, Congjiang County of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou Province.

Hoomii Singer Hugjiltu

2015-10-09 13:51:31

Hugjiltu, 54, is a Chinese singer of Mongolian ethnicity. He learned Hoomii, a Mongolian singing style, by a quirk of fate but has since become a vocal advocate for this part of his ethnic group’s cultural heritage.

Nong Fengmei and Her Esoteric Poya Song Book

2015-10-09 13:48:04

Nong Fengmei, 50, is a farmer and singer of the Zhuang ethnicity from Poya Village, Funing County, Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the frontier province of Yunnan.

Dainzin Zhoigar: Tibetan Apron Weaver Extraordinaire

2015-10-09 13:40:59

The distinctive Jyaidexiu (a town in Tibet’s Shannan Prefecture) "bangdian" — Tibetan for apron – has a 500-year-long history, and in 2006 was listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Fu Yuguang: Inheritor of Manchu Shuobu

2015-10-09 13:23:14

Fu Yuguang, an inheritor named in the fourth round of China’s National Intangible Cultural Heritage Project in 2012 for Manchu Shuobu, was born into a Manchu family in Aihui County of Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province in 1933.

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