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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Twenty years ago, Zhao Yongqi came to Beijing from Hubei Province and created a mask-making workshop that has since expanded to multiple locations and at least twenty employees. Before he started making masks, Zhao was an accomplished artist. Zhao’s teacher ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Amidst the high rises of Beijing are several workshops of Zhao Yong Qi, a skilled Peking Opera mask maker. Zhoa comes from three generations of mask makers and has spent the last twenty years successfully earning his living by documenting ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Cultural Heritage Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The Peking Opera is popular, and its characters are often portrayed on gourds. Dough flower characters are also often related to the opera. Villagers often participate in the operas, which are held in the markets where there is a lot ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Food Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Foods traditionally eaten during the festival include grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo.

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Customary Attire Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Generally a female who wears a red hat is communicating that she is single; if she wears a black hat, she is married.  There are three layers in the skirts they wear.  If the bottom layer is black, it means ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Festival Activities Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

As men and women assemble onstage to perform song and dance numbers that are influenced by both traditional and popular culture, visitors gather along the mountainside eating grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo. Goods such as shoes, handcrafted ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Miao Courtship Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

The Mountain Ramp Festival serves multiple purposes for the Miao, but the most discussed is its role as a meeting place for young men and women to meet with the hopes of future marriage. In addition to festivals, markets are ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Introduction Guizhou Province Posted Aug 31, 2010 by Chinavine

Each year the Mountain Ramp Festival attracts thousands of visitors who range from the Miao people to tourists from China and beyond. The festival itself is steeped in Miao tradition and recreates the journey of the Miao from the eastern ...

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