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8 Hunan Counties Listed as “Chinese Towns of Folk Culture and Art”

The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism released a list of “Chinese Towns of Folk Culture and Art” for 2018-2020 recently. Hunan has 8 counties (county-level cities and districts) and towns (blocks) on the list. 
 
A total of 175 Chinese counties and towns were listed. Hunan’s 8 candidates are: Changning City in Hengyang; Baicang Town in Shaoyang; Caoping Town, and Zhoujiadian Town, in Changde; Longtanhe Town in Zhangjiajie; Nanxian County in Yiyang; Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County in Huaihua; and, Xichehe Town in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. The featured folk culture and art include: engraving; Baicang stilts; songs and dances; blowing and percussion music; plank dragon lantern; Dihuagu opera (Nanxian flower-drum opera); Miao folk songs; and, Shebari (hand-waving) dance. 
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.
 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
 
Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn
 

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