A celebration of China's 11th Cultural Heritage Day was held at Canton Tower, Guangzhou on June 11, aiming to show respect to the traditional culture and to promote innovations. The 5th batch of Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritage inheritors received certificates at the event
In December 2015, Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication began to accept application for the candidates. After recommendation, expert review and public notification, 33 people were admitted as Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritage inheritors. Now, Guangzhou has 151 Municipal Intangible Cultural Heritage inheritors.
Lu Zhiqiang, director general of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, TV, Film, Press and Publication said, the new inheritors with a wide range of age from 20 to 80 years old, are involved in 30 Intangible Cultural Heritages among 9 categories. Particularly, Li Runquan, a hyper-aged artist, became the first inheritor of literature in Guangzhou. He specializes in telling stories of Conghua hot spring.
(By Xiangyue, Monica)