How China contributes to ICH safeguarding in the

How China contributes to ICH safeguarding in the

A country with a long history and rich culture, China, by 2018’s end, h

ad 40 elements listed as UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritages (ICH).

Many of these are in need of urgent safeguarding. How can we best do this? How can we i

ncrease public awareness of the issue? These are problems facing many countries.

Thanks to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible C

ultural Heritage, adopted in 2003, there is now widespread recognition of the impo

rtance of safeguarding living practices, expressions, skills and knowledge.

To better safeguard ICH, the Chinese government and UNESCO signed an agreemen

t in Beijing in 2012 to establish a professional institution – the International Training Centre for Intan

gible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP) – to give countries in the re

gion the capacity-building service under the framework of the 2003 Convention.

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