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Chongye: "Pleasant Sound" floating in the clouds

​"Zha Nian", commonly known as the six-stringed guitar, is a plucked musical instrument. "Zha Nian" is a Tibetan transliteration, with "Zha" meaning "sound" and "Nian" meaning "pleasant to the ear".

Intangible Cultural Heritage Art themed Festival opened in Shigatse, Tibet

Intangible Cultural Heritage Art themed Festival opened in Shigatse, Tibet

On June 10, the 2nd Intangible Cultural Heritage Art Festival and Samdruptse District Featured Products Exhibition and Sales Fair was officially launched in Kunkyaling Park, Shigatse City. Hundreds of citizens including intangible cultural heritage inheritors, cultural experts participate in the event.

Tibet: inheriting intangible cultural heritage to help people increase income

Tibet: inheriting intangible cultural heritage to help people increase income

In recent years, Tibet Autonomous Region has found an integrated development path for its traditional handicrafts relying on the construction of intangible heritage industry projects, which not only allows the masses to increase their incomes and become rich, but also promotes the inheritance and development of intangible heritage culture.

Hand woven intangible cultural heritage

Hand woven intangible cultural heritage

​In Samai Village, Chushur County, Lhasa, the 71-year-old Samten Wangdu is the inheritor of Chushur wicker weaving skills, an intangible cultural heritage of the Tibet Autonomous Region. He started learning wicker weaving at the age of 12.

Tibetan ancient books meet new opportunities for development

Tibetan ancient books meet new opportunities for development

Recently, the General Office of the CPC Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council issued the "Opinions on Promoting the Work of Ancient Books in the New Era" (hereinafter referred to as the "Opinions"), which put forward specific requirements for promoting the work of ancient books in the new era, and also clear guidelines for the development of work on ethnic ancient books. The issue of the opinions means that Tibetan ancient books meet new opportunities for development.

Tibetan Opera gets grassroots training

Tibetan Opera gets grassroots training

A 10-month grassroots training program for Tibetan Opera performers kicked off recently in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet autonomous region.

Protecting ancient buildings and pass down architectural culture

Protecting ancient buildings and pass down architectural culture

As a unique cultural carrier, Tibet’s ancient buildings have always attracted tourists from home and abroad. Represented by the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, ancient buildings have become the most convincing cultural carriers and the most attractive city cards of Tibet.

More than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries built in Tibet

More than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries built in Tibet

Up to now, Tibet has 24 kinds of Chinese-Tibetan newspapers, 40 kinds of Chinese-Tibetan periodicals, more than 5,400 rural libraries and 1,700 monastery libraries, according to information revealed at a press conference held in Lhasa on April 22, which introduced the reading activity of "Building a Scholarly Tibet".

A village-level Tibetan Opera Troupe

A village-level Tibetan Opera Troupe

The Tibetan opera in Qudui Village, Xongmai Township, Sagya County, Shigatse City, Tibet Autonomous Region, belongs to the Jomolung Tibetan opera school in terms of performance style, costumes and props.

Tibet makes progress in prehistoric archaeology research

Tibet makes progress in prehistoric archaeology research

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region has achieved progress in prehistoric archaeology research thanks to its efforts over the years in research on paleolithic culture, human origin and cultural lineage of archaeology.

Thousand-year-old wild yak dance

Thousand-year-old wild yak dance

“We have been to many places to perform Xierong ‘Zhongzi’ (a kind of wild yak dance), including the stage of Tibetan New Year Gala several times. The audiences like the dance very much.” Talking about his performance experience over the years, the 63-year-old Sangzhu is very proud.

Tibetan seamstress creates brand with ethnic dresses

Tibetan seamstress creates brand with ethnic dresses

Besides the Tibetan costumes, Urgyen Drolma, a 76-year-old Tibetan woman from Southwest China, has become familiar with making other ethnic clothes after new members from other ethnic groups came into her family.

Great efforts made to protect Tibetan culture, experts say

Great efforts made to protect Tibetan culture, experts say

China has made unremitting efforts to protect the traditional culture of the people of the Tibet autonomous region as well as their rights and their development, experts said during an online events on the sidelines of the 49th session of the United Natio

Traditional Tibetan opera gets new life

Traditional Tibetan opera gets new life

The Tibetan opera in Qudui Village, Xongmai Township, Sakya County, Shigatse City, Tibet Autonomous Region, used to be compared with the famous dancing to gods in Sakya Monastery. However, later, it was lost for a long time due to various reasons. Accordi

Tibetan incense industry vigorously developed

Tibetan incense industry vigorously developed

The picture shows the employees of Youminba Tibetan incense processing enterprise, a well-known Tibetan incense brand in the Tibet Autonomous Region, producing Tibetan incense.

Rural library enriches residents' cultural life

Rural library enriches residents' cultural life

In 2012, a rural library was established in the north community of Najin Road, Chengguan District, Lhasa City, Tibet Autonomous Region, which aimed to encourage local residents to read to improve their cultural quality.

People celebrate Tibetan New Year in China's Tibet

People celebrate Tibetan New Year in China's Tibet

People dressed in traditional costumes celebrate the Tibetan New Year in Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 3, 2022. The Tibetan New Year, a traditional festival of the Tibetan ethnic minority, falls on Thursday this year.

Tibetan coins minted by central government of Qing Dynasty

Tibetan coins minted by central government of Qing Dynasty

In the 57th year of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty, after the end of the Gurkha War the central government of the Qing dynasty appointed general Fu Kang'an to lead the drafting of the money law in Tibet, set up a minting institution, and prepar

Traditional Tibetan costumes thrive in modern era

Traditional Tibetan costumes thrive in modern era

Guozhuang dance, meaning singing and dancing in a circle in the Tibetan language, is usually performed for celebration and recreation in Benzilan Town, Diqing, Yunnan Province.