Importance Of Intangible Cultural Heritage

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Protect the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Since the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) was drafted by UNESCO in 2003 for Intangible Cultural Heritage’s protection and promotion. ICH has received more and more recognition. From then on, protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has become a trend. While China is a multiracial nation, with 5000 years of history and a splendid ancient civilization. This has endowed the country with extremely rich cultural heritage, which is the crystallization of nation’s wisdom. Besides, intangible cultural heritage is the mainspring of humanity’s cultural diversity and its maintenance a guarantee for continuing creativity. “A nation’s intangible cultural heritage represents its people’s living national spirit.” (Feng Jicai, President of Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association) Intangible cultural heritage is important for whole nation, it is necessary to pay more attention and take actions to protect.
However, it is not as easy as it was supposed to be. On the one hand, due to limitations of its own characteristics, intangible cultural heritage cannot be touched or stored in physical form. Cultural heritage in general consists of the products and processes of a culture that are preserved and passed on through the generations. Some of that heritage takes the form of cultural property, formed by tangible artifacts such as buildings or works of art. Many parts of cultural, however are intangible,

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