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The second batch of The National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China, released by the Ministry of Culture on 7 June 2008, included 510 items.


The items are organized into the following categories:


1.   Folk Literature  民間文學

2.   Traditional Music  民間音樂

3.   Traditional Dance 民間舞蹈

4.   Traditional Opera/Theater/Drama 傳統戲劇

5.   Narrative/Storytelling Traditions 曲藝

6.   Traditional Sports, Recreational Activities and Acrobatics 雜技與競技

7.   Traditional Arts 民間美術

8.   Traditional Handicraft Skills 傳統手工技藝

9.   Traditional Medicine 傳統醫藥

10.   Folk Customs 民俗



Official notice of the Second National List of ICH  (

National List of ICH- Second Batch

國家級非物質文化遺產名錄- 第二批

1. Folk literature
1. Folk Literature  民間文學
  (total 51 items  共計51項)
2. Traditional Music
2. Traditional Music  民間音樂
  (total 67 items  共計67項)
4. Traditional Opera/Theater/Drama 傳統戲劇
  (total 46 items  共計46項)
3. Traditional Dance 民間舞蹈
  (total 55 items  共計55項)
3. Traditional Dance
4. Traditional operas
5. Folk musical theater
5. Narrative/Storytelling Traditions 曲藝
  (total 50 items  共計50項)
6. Traditional Sports, Recreational Activities and Acrobatics 雜技與競技
  (total 38 items  共計38項)
6. Traditional sports
7. Traditional art
7. Traditional Arts 民間美術
  (total 45 items  共計45項)
8. Traditional Handicraft Skills 傳統手工技藝
  (total 97 items  共計97項)
9. Traditional Medicine 傳統醫藥
  (total 8 items  共計8項)
8. Traditional skills
9. Traditional medicine
10. Folk Customs 民俗
  (total 51 items  共計51項)
10. Folk customs
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