INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CHINA

中國非物質文化遺產

 

ABOUT INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN CHINA

關於中國非物質文化遺產

In December 2004 China ratified UNESCO's Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, and in 2005, under the coordination of the Ministry of Culture, the Office of Ministry Level Joint Conference was established to undertake the work of making the guidelines and policies for Chinese intangible cultural protection, and to examine, approve, and coordinate protection programs for Chinese intangible cultural heritage. 

As of 2015, China has 38 elements inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The first batch of The National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China, released by the Ministry of Culture on 20 May 2006, included an ambitious 518 different items. Most of the nation’s province-level administrative units followed suit, drawing up lists of their own, as did many municipal- and county-level administrative units such as prefecture-level cities or districts.The number of elements is testament to the tremendous variety of arts and culture found in a country as geographically vast, historically rich, and ethnically diverse as China.

It is clear that in order for the many and varied traditions making up the cultural heritages of China to be given the comprehensive attention they deserve, local organizations, government and non-government alike, must play a significant role.

2004年12月,中國認可聯合國教科文組織關於保護非物質文化遺產的公約,並於2005年在文化部的協調下,成立了部際聯席會議,展開對中國非物質文化遺產的保護工作。

 

截至2015年,中國有38項非物質文化遺產獲聯合國教科文組織的認可,列入人類非物質文化遺產代表作名錄之中。首批中國國務院審批的國家非物質文化遺產名單,由文化部於2006年五月20日發布,包括518項不同的“文化遺產”。其後,不少國內的省級行政單位亦制定了自己的名單,亦因為當有不同省縣級行政單位的參與,許多個別城市特色的文化元素得以顧及,漸漸發展出龐大而豐富的名單,當中遍及具藝術內涵和特色的非物質文化,亦展現出中國歷史豐富,種族多元的一面。

 

為了讓中國眾多文化特色得到更好的保護,地方單位、政府以至非政府組織都需要互相協調,肩負起守護文化遺產的重要責任。

2438

The number of total items on the National Lists (batch 1-4)

8786

The number of total items on the provincial level ICH lists

1.15 million

Number of folk artists visited in China's first ICH census
(2005-2009)

970,000

The number of projects counted in China's first ICH census
(2005-2009)

ELEMENTS FROM CHINA ON UNESCO'S REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF THE INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE OF HUMANITY  

聯合國教科文組織人類非物質文化遺產代表作名錄

LIST OF INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN NEED OF URGENT SAFEGUARDING  

需要緊急保護的非物質文化遺產名錄

 
 

PROVINCIAL, SPECIAL REGIONS, & NATIONAL CENTRAL CITY LISTS OF ICH

省級及國家中心城市級非物質文化遺產名錄

Anhui Province 
安徽省
Batches 1-4
​Beijing Municipality
北京市
Batches 1-3
PDF (Eng/中文)
Chongqing Municipality
重慶市
Batch 1
PDF (中文)
Fujian Province
福建省
Batch  2  4  5  6
Gansu Province
甘肅省
Batches 1-3
Guangdong Province
廣東省
Batch 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
All batches
Guangxi Region
廣西區
All Batches
PDF (Eng/中文)
Guizhou Province
貴州省
Batches 1-3
Hainan Province
海南省
All Batches
PDF (Eng/中文)
Hebei Province
河北省
Batches 1-5 6
PDF (Eng/中文)
Heilongjiang Province
黑龍江省
Batches 1-4
Henan Province
河南省
Batches 1-3
Hong Kong SAR
香港特別行政區
Batch 1 Eng/Chi
Hubei Province
湖北省
All Batches
Hunan Province
湖南省
Batch 1  2  3  4
Inner Mongolia
內蒙古自治區
Batches 1-4
Jiangsu Province
江蘇省
Batches 1-4
Jiangxi Province
江西省
Batches 1-4
Jilin Province
吉林省
Batches 1-3
Liaoning Province
遼寧省
Batches 1-4
Macau SAR
澳門特別行政​區
Batch 1 Eng/Chi
Ningxia Region
寧夏區
Batches 1-2
Qinghai Province
青海省
Batches 1-3
Shaanxi Province
陝西省
Batches 1-4
Shandong Province
山東省
Batches 1-2
Shanghai Municipality
上海市
Batches 1-4
Other version
Shanxi Province
山西省
Batches 1-2
Sichuan Province
四川省
Batches 1-4
Tianjin Municipality
​天津市
Batches 1-2
Tibet
西藏自治區
Batches 1-4
 XinJiang
新疆維吾爾自治區
Batches 1  2  3  4
Yunnan Province
雲南省
Batches 1-2
Zhejiang Province
浙江省
Batch 1  2  3
 

RESOURCES

更多資料

Website (Chinese) overseen by the Ministry of Culture and run by the China Art Research Institute
網站主管:中華人​​民共和國文化部 主辦:中國藝術研究院

Contains complete National Lists and item descriptions.

Website (English) overseen by the Ministry of Culture and maintained by Chinadaily.com.cn
網站主管:中華人​​民共和國文化部 
主辦:中國日報網​

Contains news, articles and events related to Chinese culture.

Part of chinaculture.org, but Chinese portion. Contains descriptions for some of the items on the National List. 

The UNESCO website has a list of elements from China inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

 

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