Friday, November 06, 2009

Sino-Korean Dispute About Dragon Boat Festival

A bit late, but too interesting to let it pass unnoticed, here is the article by Dr. Zhang Quanyi about South Korea and China who both applied at the UNESCO to put the same dragon boat festival on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritages; Dano versus Duanwu, see here. Who is going to win the ... eh race.

On the list are already the following intangible cultural heritages:

In 2001 'Kun Qu Opera' ;
in 2003 the Guqin and its music;
in 2005 the Uyghur Muqam of Xinjiang;
in 2005 the Urtii Duu - Traditional Folk Long Song.
See here.

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