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  • Old man revives tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas

    Old man revives tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas

    Liu Weixue, a resident of Hangzhou's Yuhang district, established the workshop "Home of Paper Umbrella" in 2016 to revive the century-old tradition of making oil-paper umbrellas.

    July 23, 2020

  • Preface to Poems Composed at Orchard Pavilion

    Preface to Poems Composed at Orchard Pavilion

    The picturesque Orchard Pavilion in Shaoxing, Zhejiang province is the birthplace of the best-known artwork in the history of Chinese calligraphy.

    July 17, 2020

  • Dongyang Nanma Dragon Lantern Dance

    Dongyang Nanma Dragon Lantern Dance

    The dragon lantern dance in Nanma town of Dongyang, Zhejiang province is a time-honored tradition for local villagers to celebrate the Lantern Festival.

    February 28, 2020

  • Traditional opera

    Traditional opera

    As an important integral part of Zhejiang folk music, Zhejiang opera music refers to the tunes used in operas prevalent in Zhejiang Province.

    August 12, 2016

  • Fine arts

    Fine arts

    The historical remains of the pre-Qin period (the Qin Dynasty reigned from 221 BC to 206 BC) were mainly products like bronze wares, impressed potteries and primitive porcelains.

    August 12, 2016

  • Literature

    Literature

    Writers like Mao Dun (a master of realistic writings), Yu Dafu (a great master of the early modern novels and the forerunner of romanticism) and Xu Zhimo (a great master of the modern poems) also made contributions to the development of modern Chinese literature.

    August 12, 2016

  • Ballads

    The history of Zhejiang ballads can be traced back to the pre-Qin period.

    August 12, 2016

  • Instrumental Music

    Instrumental Music

    Zhejiang folk instrumental music can date back to the Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770-256BC) when Huiji (the present Shaoxing) was the capital of Yue State.

    August 12, 2016

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