Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China: National Intangible Heritage Projects have reached 1,557

  China News Service, Beijing, June 10 (Reporter Gao Kai) Recently, the State Council of China approved and announced the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage representative projects (hereinafter referred to as the "national intangible cultural heritage representative project list"). On the 10th, Wang Xiaofeng, a member of the Party Leadership Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China, introduced in Beijing that up to now, there have been 1,557 national intangible cultural heritage projects.

  At the press conference held by the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China on the same day, Wang Xiaofeng introduced that the national intangible cultural heritage list is an important system for the protection of China’s intangible cultural heritage (hereinafter referred to as “intangible cultural heritage”). The Ministry of Culture and Tourism announced in 2019 In June, the fifth batch of national-level intangible cultural heritage representative project recommendation and application work was launched.

  He introduced that the State Council announced a total of 325 projects this time, involving 465 reporting regions or units.

Among them, the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage representative project list has 185 items, and 140 items in the first four batches of national intangible cultural heritage representative project list have been expanded.

  Wang Xiaofeng said that the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage project lists mainly focus on minority intangible cultural heritage projects; take into account regional coordinated development; focus on Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions; and attach importance to the protection of endangered projects.

  The reporter noticed that five items, including the Chinese gown making skills in Hong Kong, the birthday of the queen of Hong Kong declared by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the native-language dramas declared by the Macao Special Administrative Region, the cooking skills of Macanese cuisine and the customs of the land of Macao, are all included in the list.

  Wang Xiaofeng said that up to now, there are 1557 national intangible cultural heritage projects, including 167 folk literature, 189 traditional music, 144 traditional dance, 171 traditional drama, 145 folk art, traditional sports, There are 109 items in the amusement and acrobatics category, 139 items in the traditional art category, 287 items in the traditional arts category, 23 items in the traditional medicine category, and 183 items in the folklore category.

  Wang Chenyang, Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Department of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, introduced that according to the "Intangible Cultural Heritage Law of the People's Republic of China", the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has identified representative inheritors for the projects included in the national intangible cultural heritage list.

At present, the fifth batch of national representative projects has just been announced, and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism plans to start the identification of a new batch of national representative inheritors of intangible cultural heritage this year.

Up to now, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism has identified five batches of 3068 national inheritors of representative intangible cultural heritage projects.

Provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) have also announced more than 16,000 representative inheritors of intangible cultural heritage at the provincial level.

  He introduced that in China, intangible heritage protection is a government-led undertaking with extensive participation by the whole society. In order to support the inheritance of intangible heritage protection, the central government has set up a national special fund for intangible heritage protection. Since 2006, the central government has invested a total of 8.79 billion yuan. Renminbi. (Finish)

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