Browse the Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Register of good safeguarding practices








The Committee meets annually to evaluate nominations proposed by States Parties to the 2003 Convention and decide whether or not to inscribe those cultural practices and expressions of intangible heritage on the Convention’s Lists.

By clicking on the inscribed elements below, you can discover the nominations, photos and videos, together with Committee decisions and evidence of community consent.


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2016

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

The Twenty-Four Solar Terms, knowledge in China of time and practices developed through observation of the sun’s annual motionChina

2013

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical calculation through the abacusChina

2012

Register of Good Safeguarding Practices

Strategy for training coming generations of Fujian puppetry practitioners China

2011

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Hezhen Yimakan storytellingChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Chinese shadow puppetryChina

2010

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

MeshrepChina
Watertight-bulkhead technology of Chinese junksChina
Wooden movable-type printing of ChinaChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicineChina
Peking operaChina

2009

List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding

Qiang New Year festivalChina
Traditional design and practices for building Chinese wooden arch bridgesChina
Traditional Li textile techniques: spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroideringChina

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Art of Chinese seal engravingChina
China engraved block printing techniqueChina
Chinese calligraphyChina
Chinese paper-cutChina
Chinese traditional architectural craftsmanship for timber-framed structuresChina
Craftsmanship of Nanjing Yunjin brocadeChina
Dragon Boat festivalChina
Farmers’ dance of China’s Korean ethnic groupChina
Gesar epic traditionChina
Grand song of the Dong ethnic groupChina
Hua’erChina
ManasChina
Mazu belief and customsChina
Mongolian art of singing, KhoomeiChina
NanyinChina
Regong artsChina
Sericulture and silk craftsmanship of ChinaChina
Tibetan operaChina
Traditional firing technology of Longquan celadonChina
Traditional handicrafts of making Xuan paperChina
Xi’an wind and percussion ensembleChina
Yueju operaChina

2008

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Guqin and its musicChina
Kun Qu operaChina
Urtiin Duu, traditional folk long songMongolia – China
Uyghur Muqam of XinjiangChina
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