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Intangible Cultural Heritages in Shanghai

Intangible Cultural Heritages in Shanghai

Kunqu opera

Kunqu Opera, also known as Kunshanqiang, nanxi was extended to Kunshan at the turning of Yuan and Ming Dynasty. It is a combination of local music, dance, and language. Kunshan drama evolved in the kunshan region by absorbing advantage of other dramas. More

Shanghai Opera

Shanghai Opera is a common type of opera in Shanghai which is popular in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang areas. It originated from local folk songs in the Shanghai Pudong area, and was influenced by Suzhou Tan Huang to a certain degree and formed Shanghai Tan Huang folk art (Ben Tan in local language). More

Gu Embroidery

Gu embroidery originated from the Gu Minshi household in Songjiang, Jiangsu Province. Gu Mingshi was a successful candidate in the highest imperial examination of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is the first family to create this style of embroidery. Han Ximeng, Gu Mingshi’s second grandson daughter-in-law, was skilled at drawing, she notably improved the art value of embroidery by using an unique stitching techniques and color. More

Bamboo carving

Jiading bamboo carving is popular in Jiading, Shanghai. Jiading is located in the northwest of Shanghai. It is abundant with bamboo resources. The school of Jiading bamboo carving was developed by Zhu He (1506 - 1566), and was well-liked throughout Jiading. More

Wunijing handmade cotton waving technique

Wunijing cotton textile weaving techniques originated from weaving skills that Huang Daopo brought back from Yazhou. Between the late Song dynasty and the early Yuan dynasty, Huang Daopo returned to her hometown, Wunijing of Songjiang Prefecture during the Yuanzhen period after 30 years of living a bad life away from home in Hainan (Yazhou). More