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Intangible Cultural Heritages
The Art of Sculpting in Fire

“COLORED glassware is as crystal as ice, so pure that it never gets stained with dust.” The beauty of glassware products is revealed in this poem by Yuan Zhen (779-831) “Ode to Glassware.”

06:21, 09-30, 2020
Enchanting Dough Figurines

CHINESE people love food made of flour, whether it be noodles, dumplings, or flatbread. Flour is a necessity of people’s daily life. In the hands of skilled artisans, flour is molded and made into lovely figurines or animals to be enjoyed and played with in the hands, which brings unique pleasure.

03:26, 07-25, 2020
Bright, Gorgeous Costumes of Gaoshan Ethnic Group

GAOSHAN is a Chinese ethnic group mainly living in China’s Taiwan. They are a subgroup of the Austronesian language family and have 13 tribes including Atayal, Paiwan, and Yami. The Gaoshan people can trace their ethnic roots back to a group of ancient Yue people who lived along the southeastern coast of the Chinese mainland.

04:39, 07-03, 2020
The Beauty of Beijing-Style Cheongsam

FOR Chinese women accustomed to wearing modern clothing, the more traditional cheongsam or qipao is seen as a costume usually appearing in movies or worn at special occasions.

01:23, 06-06, 2020
Jasmine Tea, A Never-Fading Charm to Beijingers

TEA drinking is a national pastime in China, where the habit has prevailed for millennia and is firmly embedded in people’s daily life. But unknown to many foreigners, different regions in China enjoy different varieties of the leafy brew.

17:11, 04-23, 2020
Beijing Embroidery: Artistry of Needle and Thread

EMBROIDERY is one of China’s traditional handicrafts with a long history. Roughly since the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.- A.D. 220), girls began to learn the skill of embroidery from a young age.

05:47, 04-02, 2020
Peking Opera Costumes: A Display of History, Culture, and Fine Craftsmanship

COSTUMES of Peking Opera play a pivotal role in helping viewers understand and appreciate the opera as a whole. Known in Chinese as “xingtou” (costumes of actors) or “juzhuang” (Peking Opera costumes).

18:49, 03-10, 2020
Decoding Peking Opera Headwear

The word “Kuitou” in Peking Opera is the technical term for various kinds of hats and headpieces worn by various characters in traditional Chinese opera.

13:41, 01-16, 2020
Peking Opera Facial Makeup: The Art of Face Painting

Peking Opera is an extraordinary cultural symbol of China, full of energy, skill, and musical traditions.

13:35, 01-17, 2020
The Rebirth of an Ancient Craft

THE art of printing has always helped steer the direction of the development of civilizations through creating conditions

14:51, 08-15, 2019
Silk Flowers,Beijing Style

THE Beijing silk flower evolved from a time-honored craft to make floral hair pins with fine textiles. In ancient times when the Spring Festival approached

10:59, 06-19, 2019
The Complex Beauty of Chinese Filigree Inlay Art

IN Chinese costume dramas, imperial concubines are always seen wearing delicate decorations on the head

08:35, 05-06, 2019
The Evolving Art of Paper Making over Millennia

PAPER plays a key role in the inheritance of culture and social progress. Paper making is one of China’s greatest inventions

11:07, 11-02, 2018
Repairing Timepieces at the Palace Museum

THE Palace Museum (or the Forbidden City) was the imperial palace during China’s Ming and Qing dynasties

11:02, 10-12, 2018
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