|Sept. 1, 2016 -- As the only ethnic minority city selected by China as a test site for digital archiving of intangible cultural heritage legacies, Chamdo of SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region has recently completed the digitalization, acquisition, and recording of 6 national-level intangible cultural heritages, achieving modern technical protection for ancient cultures and traditions.
The 6 cultural heritages include: the Markham Xianzi Dance, the Tengchen Reba Dance, and the production of the Markham Calho Salt, etc, which will be included and shared on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage Digital Protection and Management sharing Platform.
Eastern Tibet has 75 intangible heritages, representative traditions include the Markham Xianzi Dance, the Tengchen Reba Dance, Karub District’s Karma Gantri Thanka art, production of the Markham Calho Salt, Jomda Bolo’s wooden engraving, the Markam Three-stringed Dance, production of Galden Jamda Bolo, Jampaling Monastery’s yak butter sculptures, Chamdo’s Guozhuo Dance, etc., which were all chosen as national-level intangible cultural heritages, said Wang Kangqiong, Deputy Director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Bureau in Chamdo.
In addition, digital archiving for the two remaining national-level intangible cultural heritages in Chamdo, Karub District’s Karma Gantri Thanka art and Jomda Bolo’s wooden engraving, are also expected to be completed in the next two years.