A recent seminar on the "productive protection" of intangible cultural heritage brought together policymakers, folk craftspeople and experts in Beijing.
Quilt-making traditions are fading from the social fabric.
Duxianqin player Su Chunfa still fondly recalls his first performance in a music hall in 1996 and the rousing applause at the end.
An ongoing project moving Yao ethnic group members from their traditional mountain homes to more urban settings leaves just the elderly behind.
The Tang Dynasty (618-907) is praised for its openness and cultural integration with neighboring countries. One proof of this is the Animal Head Agate Vessel.
The Spring Festival holiday is over and the post-holiday blues have taken hold. Many of us drag our feet to the office where busy work schedules await.
The tradition of giving relatives' children envelopes of cash during Spring Festival persists because of the affections it conveys.
Decreasing fireworks sales nationwide suggest Spring Festival's pyrotechnic traditions are falling out of favor.
Wen Wei performs his final bow to a 4-meter-high wooden Buddha statue in the west wing of Jing'an Temple on the last day of Spring Festival.
Drizzling cold on the first day of the Lunar New Year didn't stop local and international Buddhists from visiting Nanputuo Temple in the coastal city.
Xiao Ping, a middle-aged restaurant owner in Chengdu's suburbs, usually gets up at midday because she has to stay until every diner leaves late at night.
Growing throngs overcrowd temples to seek divine blessings during the Spring Festival.