The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Cold (Chinese: 大寒), the 24th solar term, begins this year on Jan 20 and ends on Feb 3.
The educational model being used at Yangzhou Culture and Art School in Jiangsu province should inspire other regions around the country facing challenges in preserving traditional art forms.
A classic staging of Yangzhou opera performed by 35 students from Yangzhou Culture and Art School, entranced the audience at Yangzhou Grand Theater, in Jiangsu province, on July 15.
Dai Chunfu, 79, has been an inheritor of artificial flowers in Yangzhou since his childhood. Dai is skillful with years of experience and has accepted more than 10 apprentices. He welcomes the younger generation to learn this delicate art so as to pass the torch.
Born in a family devoted to woodblock printing for generations in Yangzhou City, the 72-year-old Chen Yishi is an inheritor of this national intangible cultural heritage.