Cultural heritage around China
GOV.cn Tuesday, May 9, 2006

Nation to mark first national cultural heritage day

Chinese State Councilor Chen Zhili on Monday called for nationwide efforts to mark the first national Cultural Heritage Day.

The protection of China's cultural heritage was a long-term, arduous task, which required the cooperation of all the people, said Chen at the first working meeting of the national leading team on protection of cultural heritage. Full Story>>>

Yunnan: Maguan woodcut prints


Picture taken on April 30, 2006 shows a multi-coloured woodcut print featuring daily life at Ae village in Maguan county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. The village boasts an over 30-year history of woodcut painting arts. They are famous for their delicate woodcut prints depicting their unique daily life. In the year 2005, they created coloured woodcut technic, a great improvement to the old art. [Xinhua Photo]


Picture taken on April 30, 2006 shows a woodcut print featuring harvest in autumn at Ae village in Maguan county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province. [Xinhua Photo]


People of China's Zhuang ethnic group carve woodblocks at Ae village in Maguan county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 30, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]


Lu Zhenglin (R), chairman of local woodcut association, shows his works at Ae village in Maguan county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, April 30, 2006. [Xinhua Photo]

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Editor: Yangtze Yan
Source: Gov.cn/Xinhua