intangible cultural heritage china

China has a diverse array of intangible cultural heritage, encompassing various traditional arts, crafts, and festive activities. Here are some famous examples of Chinese intangible cultural heritage:

Kunqu Opera: Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest traditional Chinese opera forms and is considered a treasure of Chinese traditional cultural arts, often referred to as the “ancestor of hundred operas.”

Guqin Art: Guqin, one of China’s oldest plucked string instruments, has a long history and produces deep, rich tones capable of expressing a wide range of emotions. Guqin art is a treasure of traditional Chinese music.

Xinjiang Uyghur Muqam Art: Muqam is a large-scale comprehensive art form combining singing, poetry, music, dance, recitation, and instrumental performance, representing the wisdom and artistry of the Uyghur people.

Mongolian Long Song: Long song is a unique singing form with distinct nomadic and regional cultural characteristics, narrating the Mongolian people’s insights into historical culture, customs, morality, philosophy, and art using the language unique to the grasslands.

Traditional Chinese Silk Weaving Technique: Silk weaving is a traditional industry in China known for its exquisite craftsmanship and high-quality products, beloved by people worldwide.

Additionally, there are other examples such as Nanyin, Nanjing Yunjin Brocade Weaving Technique, Xuan Paper Traditional Production Technique, Dong Ethnic Group’s Big Song, Cantonese Opera, Gesar Epic, Longquan Celadon Traditional Firing Technique, Regong Art, Tibetan Opera, Epic of Manas, Hua’er (a type of folk song), Xi’an Drum Music, Chinese Korean Agricultural Music and Dance, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Seal Engraving, Chinese Paper Cutting, Traditional Chinese Wooden Structure Construction Techniques, Dragon Boat Festival, Mazu Customs, and Chinese Woodblock Printing Technique, all of which are important intangible cultural heritage in China.

These intangible cultural heritages not only represent China’s traditional culture and art but also reflect the wisdom and creativity of the Chinese people. Protecting and inheriting these intangible cultural heritages is of great significance for promoting Chinese culture, enhancing national confidence, and fostering a sense of identity.

Moreover, each region in China has its own unique intangible cultural heritage. For example, Ma Xiao Rolling Lanterns are a unique folk art performance in Lin’an District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, praised as a rare flower of Jiangnan folk dance. It not only represents unique cultural information and symbols of western Zhejiang folk customs but also provides valuable materials for studying the economic and political development of western Zhejiang. This art form was included in the Zhejiang Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2009, receiving better protection and inheritance.

Lin’an Pengzu Health Culture

Traditional Chinese medicine culture (Pengzu Health Culture) is a culture centered around Pengzu’s unique techniques in guiding qi, regulating and nourishing therapy, chamber health, and dietary health. The teachings and health techniques of Pengzu have had a significant and long-lasting influence. Throughout the ages, the works of Daoist or medical literature have sporadically preserved Pengzu’s

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Tongcaohua

Reed flowers, also called Tongcaohua,meticulously crafted from reed (Phragmites australis) material, have been beloved for their unique charm and exquisite craftsmanship since ancient times. In ancient texts, we can find records of reed flowers. The renowned poet Su Shi of the Song Dynasty, in his work “Comparison of Four Flowers,” compared reed flowers with several

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The Shangtian Eighteen Martial Arts

“The Shangtian Eighteen Martial Arts” is an extremely regionally distinctive folk traditional martial arts and competitive activity, originating from Lin’an District, Hangzhou City. Here is a detailed introduction to “The Shangtian Eighteen Martial Arts”: Origin and History “The Shangtian Eighteen Martial Arts,” this unique form of martial arts, has its deep history documented in the “Qian Family Genealogy,”

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The Grass Dragon Dance of Hengjie

In Hengjie Village, Jincheng Street, Lin’an City, there exists an ancient traditional activity known as the Grass Dragon Dance. This rich and distinctive folk art form is deeply rooted in the fertile soil of Wu-Yue culture, having undergone millennia of sedimentation and inheritance, yet still exuding vibrant vitality today. Grass Dragon of Hengjie, called Hengjie

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