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Shannan’s intangible cultural heritages full of vitality
By:China Tibet News
update:July 15,2019

July 15,2019--Garu, representative inheritor of national intangible cultural heritage Jedeshol Bangdian weaving technique, is weaving Bangdian. [China Tibet News/Pasang Wangmo]
July 15,2019--In recent years, Shannan City has vigorously promoted the protection of intangible cultural heritages, giving new vigor and vitality to many endangered intangible cultural heritages.
A series of laws and regulations have been formulated, specifying the protection plans and funding standards for municipal and county level intangible cultural heritage lists, as well as the subsidy standards for representative inheritors. At the same time, assessment and management mechanisms for inheritors have been established and improved.
The census of intangible cultural heritages has been intensified, covering 8 categories including traditional techniques, traditional dance, traditional drama, traditional music, folk literature, folk customs, folk music and traditional medicine. At present, Shannan has established a "four-level" directory system at the national, autonomous regional, municipal and county levels. According to statistics, the city has 206 registered projects, 215 inheritors and 56 training centers.
Through excavating local resources, a series of outstanding intangible cultural heritage programs have been displayed in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing and other places, showing the unique charm of Tibetan culture.
In order to promote the revitalization of traditional crafts, Shannan has formulated Development Plan of Ethnic Handicraft Industry of Shannan City (2017-2020), focusing on the development of 9 industries. At the same time, Shannan has actively explored the way of "intangible cultural heritage + poverty alleviation", helping local poor people find jobs and increase income while developing industries with local advantageous and ethnic characteristics.
Up to now, there are 117 ethnic handicraft enterprises (cooperatives) in Shannan, including 36 enterprises and 81 professional cooperatives for farmers and herdsmen. The annual output value of ethnic handicraft industry has exceeded 100 million yuan RMB. It can be expected that in the future, these cooperatives will play a greater  role in inheriting and developing intangible cultural heritages, and driving more people to increase income and get rich.

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