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 Despite the late administrative construction of Xianning (prefecture-level city), the counties and urban districts under its administration all have a long history. The territory of today’s Xianning belonged to Jing Chu in the Xia and Shang Dynasties ( about 2200-1100 BC), Nan County in the Qin Dynasty(221-206 BC ), [more]
The expert team from Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association to investigate in Xianning
http://English.xianning.gov.cn 17-12-14
 

  XIANNING - The expert team from Chinese Folk Literature and Art Association on Wednesday investigated material culture of piling up stones, such as terraced flow stone, irrigation canals and ditches built by piling up stones in Neichong Yao people Village and Dafengbao, Yaogu Mountain in Tongcheng County; visited Longyao Mountain Ancient Yao People Culture Exhibition Hall and enjoyed intangible cultural heritage, Tongcheng pat dance; investigated, discussed, checked and accepted the building of “the hometown of China ancient Yao people culture” and “China ancient Yao people culture research center”, and China ancient Yao people culture inheritance and exhibition base in Tongcheng.

  Having a long history and culture, Xianning is the part of “the State of Sanmiao” in ancient times, and an area inhabited by Han people and Yao people before Yuan Dynasty. At the turning of Yuan and Ming dynasties Yao people in Xianning gradually migrated southward, leaving many Yao people cultural relics, with very common phenomenon of Han people following the tradition of Yao people.

  To build “the hometown of China ancient Yao people culture” is not only conducive to deeply digging historical and cultural resources in Xianning and protecting and developing Yao people culture, but also helps to further improve cultural taste of Xianning, providing new opportunity for big culture, big tourism and big health development in Xianning. By Du Peiqing and Jin Dingtiao (www.xnnews.com.cn)


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