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Tibet has 29 newly elected national intangible cultural heritage inheritors

Publish Time: 2018-01-11 Author: Tenzin Woebom From: VTIBET.com

In order to strengthen the team construction of intangible cultural heritage inheritor, protect and develop representative project of national intangible cultural heritage, the Ministry of Culture has recently carried out the application and evaluation work of the 5th batch of national intangible cultural heritage representative projects, and has set up an evaluation committee and an expert group in accordance with the Intangible Cultural Heritage Law of the People’s Republic of China, as well as Interim Measures for the Identification and Management of Representative Inheritors of National Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Tibet’s intangible cultural heritages have been protected and inherited effectively thanks to a series of protective measures. Since the protection project was fully put into effect in 2005, Tibetan opera and Epic of King Gesar have been successfully inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Moreover, Tibet’s 89 intangible cultural heritages are now on the list of state-level intangible cultural heritage with 68 national-level inheritors.

However, in recent years, more than 10 inheritors passed away in succession, and some of the inheritors are advanced in years and lose the ability to spread the culture. Therefore, it’s extremely urgent to record those intangible cultural heritages which are on the brink of disappearance.

At present, Tibet’s survey of moveable cultural relics has been pushed forward as planned and over 100, 000 pieces of moveable cultural relics have been registered after surveying more than 1,300 institutions that collect cultural relics.

According to statistics, a total of 31 representative inheritors of the 5th batch of state-level intangible cultural heritage projects have been declared in Tibet. There are 29 newly elected inheritors who have entered the public notice stage recently, including Ngawang Baden, inheritor of Epic of King Gesar, Dolkar, inheritor of Guge Xuan (an ancient Tibetan dance), Karma Delek, inheritor of Chamdo Karma Karchi school of painting, etc., and the rate of admission is 93.5 percent.


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