中文       Deutsch       Français       日本語
Search      Subscribe
Home    Nation    World    Business    Opinion    Lifestyle    China Focus    ChinAfrica    Multimedia    Columnists    Documents    Special Reports
Flowing Culture
4.jpg 2.jpg 1.jpg 5.jpg 3.jpg
/
  • Model wooden arch bridges from Zhejiang Province are displayed at the exhibition on June 13
  • Painted gourds from east China's Shandong Province on display at the exhibition on June 13
  • A visitor tries her hand at woodblock printing at the stall of the Rong Bao Zhai Cultural Relics Store from Beijing on June 13
  • An inheritor of intangible cultural heritage from Zhejiang Province demonstrates how to use a loom to children at the exhibition
  • A cultural inheritor from Yangliuqing Town in Tianjin's Xiqing District demonstrates Lunar New Year painting at the exhibition on June 13
  • 4.jpg
  • 2.jpg
  • 1.jpg
  • 5.jpg
  • 3.jpg

Artifacts and techniques of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) from eight provinces and cities along the Grand Canal—the world's longest artificial river which runs 1,797 km from north China's Beijing to Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province—were on display at an exhibition in Beijing from June 9 to 13.

According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the body responsible for its promotion and classification, ICH "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."

The exhibition, Flowing Culture—the Grand Canal Cultural Belt ICH Exhibition, also known as the Fourth Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei ICH Joint Exhibition, featured 58 ICH items and 118 ICH inheritors along the Grand Canal from Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan and Hebei provinces as well as Beijing and Tianjin.

The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei ICH Joint Exhibition, which has been held every year since 2015, has become an iconic cultural event for the three places. This year's exhibition, jointly hosted by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture and the cultural authorities of other provinces and cities along the Grand Canal, afforded the audience an immersive experience through the display of artifacts, stage performances and interactive activities which offered visitors the opportunity to try local delicacies and try their hand at making ICH handicrafts.

(Photos by Wei Yao)

About Us    |    Contact Us    |    Advertise with Us    |    Subscribe
Partners: China.org.cn   |   China Today   |   China Pictorial   |   People's Daily Online   |   Women of China   |   Xinhua News Agency   |   China Daily
CGTN   |   China Tibet Online   |   China Radio International   |   Beijing Today   |   gb times   |   China Job.com   |   Eastday   |   CCN
Copyright Beijing Review All rights reserved 京ICP备08005356号 京公网安备110102005860号