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15 July 2015

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Diversified Art Forms in Hunan

There are 19 kinds of Chinese local operas and nearly 100 performance art troupes in Hunan. Of course, the most influential is the Flower Drum Opera. Other art forms like music, dancing, painting, ...

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[Physical Culture] Meishan Martial Art

Meishan Martial Art is a fighting style that has developed in Hunan for centuries. It was featured with its military functions and fighting-fit techniques to suit rough natural environment and freq...

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[Dance] "Zong Bao Nao" Sacrificial Dance

"Zong Bao Nao", an ancient sacrificial dance of Yao people, was originated about one thousand years ago.

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[Music] Liuyang Ancient Music for Confucius Memorial Ceremony

Created in over a hundred years ago, Liuyang Ancient Music for Confucius memorial ceremony was originally played at the Dacheng Hall of Confucius Temple in Liuyang.

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[Dance] Jielong Dance

Jielong Dance enjoys wide popularity in Huayuan County, western Hunan. It originates from the sacrificial custom passed down from generation to generation of Miao ethnic group, who regards Dragons ...

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[Dance] Xiangxi Three-stick Drum

Xiangxi Three-stick Drum, a local folk art form, prevails in Longshan and Laifeng County at the juncture of Hunan and Hubei province. Performers toss three drumsticks embedded with copper coins to ...

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[Craftsmanship] Chisel Paper-cut at Tahu

Chisel Paper-cut is a folk handcraft inherited from Tahu Village of Luxi County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. It originally aimed to provide model for Miao embroidery.

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[Custom] Shefan in Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture

The She Dinner is always held by people in west Hunan on the afternoon of Chunshe (the fifth Wu day after the Beginning of Spring, the lst solar term). This day, men repair spring ploughing tools a...

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[Literature] The Miao Minority’s Songs

Wuling area, junction between east and west of China, is a piece of fertile land which breeds folk art.

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[Physical Culture] Yuanling Dragon Boat Race

The traditional dragon boat race in Yuanling enjoys a long history, large scale and deep cultural background. According to historical records, the boat race is being held in this area since Qu Yuan...

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