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Village protection is of great urgency

By Xiang Jiangtao | 2014-07-14 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)


Delegated by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China, the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society, the China Photographers Association, and the China Literature and Art Foundation jointly held a launch ceremony for the “Filing and Investigation of Traditional Villages Project” in Beijing on June 10. The Vice President of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and the President of the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society, Feng Jicai, remarked that the genetic character and the diversity of Chinese civilization are rooted in villages. However, for a long time, due to limited understanding of traditional villages’ cultural values and the lack of textual records for villages, large numbers of precious villages have disappeared during the process of social transformation. Therefore, the protection of traditional villages is a pressing task of great urgency.

 (edited and translated by Bai Le)