Digitally restored photos from old China (est. 1880-1925), via Ralphrepo…
Family portraits of 56 Chinese ethnic groups
A group of photographers led by Chen Haiwen took a year to explore various corner of China to complete this photo collection of the country’s 56 officially recognised ethnic groups in their traditional costumes…
Background music by Pheonix Legend; video via Zhouzhzh@Youtube.
Note that the people are not necessary from the same family, but neighbours from the same ethnic group of different ages taking family style photos. Some of the costumes are rarely donned by the folks these days and could soon become museum materials, so it’s a pretty precious record.
Chinese Guan Yu Transformers
Bi Heng, a student from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, has created a 9.1 metre sculpture for his final year thesis, which combines elements from popular Transformers franchise with deified ancient Chinese General Guan Yu.
Chinese New Year celebration in George Town, Malaysia
Annual Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration in George Town, Malaysia. You can catch a few glimpse of Chinese traditional culture from the video…
George Town is one of the oldest cities in the country; part of the old quarter has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage.
Chinese paper cutting art
Chinese paper cutting is a folk art with close to 2000 years of history. Below are some amazing samples of great craftsmanship; most of the graphics are symbols of luck and prosperity, animals & pets, as well as reflections of daily folk lives…
Falconry Festival, Xinjiang, China
The 2nd Falconry Festival was held on March 21st at a village in Akqi County, Xinjiang, China. Hundred of falcon tamers, mainly Kyrgyz people, performed various demonstrations during the event.
Falconry (hunting with eagles/falcons) has a long history in the region; Kyrgyz nomads have been hunting with golden eagles for thousand of years. The eagles are known as Berkut in local language, and the activity is called Berkutchi.
You can check out a video which I posted earlier, of neighbouring Kazakh people doing the hunt.