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  1. News - China - CULTURE

    Saving Guangxi's cultural heritage from decline

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:37pm

    ... to promote cultural education. Local officials have already started bringing traditional arts into the region’s classrooms. In Wuming county, a cradle of Zhuang heritage, folk songs and the group’s ... complained. Also, ballads that required audiences to understand historical stories and customs have scared off the young generation, who grew up with pop culture, said Liang Kejian, a senior folk ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    More pressing matters push back Hong Kong heritage consultation

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 12:20pm by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com More pressing matters push back heritage review A review of heritage conservation will take a back seat while hot-button issues such as waste charging, ... a rethink on how private heritage sites should be conserved, including the possibility of using public money to buy them. In April the Development Bureau proposed establishing a statutory body ...

  3. News - China Insider - Cultural Heritage

    After Kimchi, could Sichuan pickles be next to get Unesco cultural heritage listing?

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 06:33pm by Keira Lu Huang

    ... Keira Lu Huang keira.huang@scmp.com The associate director of the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine is calling for Sichuan pickles to be awarded a world cultural heritage listing Reading the news that traditional Korean food kimchi was to be added to the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, associate director of the Museum of Sichuan Cuisine, Zhang Huiqiang, 42, was discomfited. ...

  4. News - China

    Unesco adds Chinese abacus to World Intangible Cultural Heritage list

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 12:14pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com UNESCO added the Chinese abacus to its World Intangible Cultural Heritage list on Wednesday during a meeting held in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. ... of Ancient China and has been regarded as a national intangible cultural heritage since 2008. Since hand held calculators became readily available, the usage of abacuses has declined. “Today, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Former resident of King Yin Lei separates fact from fiction

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... "I hope it can help spread traditional Chinese culture." The society says it has assembled a collection of 5,500 pieces for display. Its proposal involves building a gallery by digging ...

  6. News - World - ITALY

    Heritage fears over Rolling Stones show at Rome’s Circus Maximus

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 09:13pm by AFP

    ... The influx of spectators has raised concerns among heritage officials, who warned of "unpredictable consequences" and possible "acts of vandalism" in a "very fragile" area. The office of archaeological supervisors said: "The choice of the Circus Maximus for the Rolling Stones concert brings a measure of risk for the heritage of the area that is not only ...

  7. Lifestyle - Technology - GLOBAL WARMING

    Rising seas may threaten one-fifth of world heritage sites, say scientists

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 04:02am by GUARDIAN

    ... The Guardian Rising seas may threaten many world heritage sites Global landmarks including the Statue of Liberty, Tower of London and Sydney Opera House will be lost to rising seas caused ... of the century- nearly one-fifth of the planet's 720 world heritage sites will be affected as ice sheets melt and warming oceans expand. The study, published in the journal Environmental Research ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Is Cantonese in danger? Hongkongers take steps to protect their heritage

    Posted Mar 18th 2014, 10:50am by BEN SIN

    ... Ben Sin Worried that the future of Cantonese is under threat, some Hongkongers are taking it upon themselves to prevent their heritage from disappearing altogether, writes Ben Sin Away ... his discontent on the forum, where discussions are seen as an indicator of the local zeitgeist, Ng decided he could do something to help protect his culture. The result is Great Canton ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Elmgreen & Dragset's “The Old World” pokes fun at European culture

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 10:44pm by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott Elmgreen & Dragset's The Old World takes a satirical swipe at European culture by using surrealism and humour, writes Kylie Knott Changing latitudes THE VIBE ... The show takes a satirical swipe at European history and culture, areas the artists have previously examined, most recently in their exhibition "Tomorrow" at the Victoria and Albert ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Composer weaves Chinese musical heritage into prequel to Wagner opera

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay Berlin-based composer Jeffrey Ching has woven his Chinese heritage into his prequel to Wagner's opera Lohengrin, writes Victoria Finlay What came before Wagner's ... the composer says. "But it gave a sense that the culture of ancient China was an elusive never-never land that was also always present. Those old scrolls made me feel a lifelong spiritual link ...




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