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Chongqing Folk and Cultural Activity Map comes out

2014-02-14 10:43:11

 

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- A variety of folk and cultural activities including dragon dances, lion dances and fancy lanterns will be organised around the city for the Lantern Festival. Where can we see this? On February 12., the Chongqing Geographical Map Bookstore issued a Chongqing Map of Folk and Cultural Activities and summarised 115 types of well-known and characteristic folk literature and art throughout the whole city.

Chongqing folk literature and art has various forms such as traditional Chinese operas, music, acrobatics and folk art, including some unique skills like printing, paper cutting and dragon dances. A lot of them have been listed in the national or municipal nonmaterial cultural heritage list.

On January 27., Chongqing Municipal Government officially released the forth group of the item list that details the representative cultural heritage of Chongqing. A total of 110 items have been selected including various kinds of folk literature and art. The items summed up and organised by the Chongqing Geographical Map Bookstore contain folk literature and art such as Chuanjiang Haozi, Wujuzi folk songs, Chuandong angklung, Bayu puppets and Tongliang dragon dance; characteristic literature like Nuo Opera, Baishou Dance, Tujia Dou Gong; literary and artistic activities such as all kinds of instrumental music, gongs and drums and dragon dances that have regional features. (Translated by Wang Yueyue, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Liu Kan