Hainan has a long and varied history, with waves of migrants landing on the island from the mainland, since the Han dynasty. From Qiong opera to Li minority embroidery, the heritage of the southernmost province of China is an eclectic mix that has evolved into something unique. Today, Hainan continues to usher in new historical opportunities, to inherit and carry forward outstanding traditional culture, establish Hainan’s “intangible cultural heritage” brand, and to facilitate the construction of Hainan Free Trade Port (FTP) and Hainan International Tourism Consumption Center.
The unique intangible cultural heritage resources are the cultural treasures of the construction of Hainan International Tourist Island.
Upon till now, Hainan Province has many intangible cultural heritage representative projects, including 28 at national level, 54 at provincial level. Li minority traditional spinning, dyeing and weaving crafts are included in the UNESCO’s “List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding”.
China Cultural Center in Sydney and Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, jointly launched Sunshine Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition on the official website of CCC in Sydney, promoting 28 national intangible cultural heritage projects in Hainan, such as Lingao Man-Puppet Show, Wood-drill Fire Making Skills of the Li People, Primordial Pottery Making Skills of the Li People, Bark Cloth Production Crafts of the Li People, Firewood Hitting
Dance of the Li People, Traditional Li Textile Techniques, Double Third Festival of the Li People, Danzhou Tune and Yazhou Folk Songs.
This exhibition showcases the historical insights, aesthetic concepts and cultural implications behind these intangible heritage techniques, and aims to enhance the Australian audience’s understanding of Hainan International Tourism Island.
Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Part 1
Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Part 2
Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Part 3
Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Part 4
Hainan Intangible Cultural Heritage Part 5