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IMNU hosts intangible cultural heritage inheritor seminar



A performance to display the epic Janggar is held at Inner Mongolia Normal University on Nov 28. [Photo/WeChat of Inner Mongolia Normal University]

A month-long seminar for the inheritors of Janggar and Mongolian chess woodcarving skills concluded on Nov 28 at Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU) in Hohhot, the capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

Janggar is a shocking and epic story that profoundly reflects the Mongolian people's ideals and aesthetic pursuits through its praise for love, friendship and the feast of the heroes. 

Meanwhile, Mongolian chess has strong ethnic characteristics that reflect the real-life experience of the grassland herdsmen.


Executive vice president of the Institute of Intangible Cultural Heritage at Inner Mongolia Normal University chairs the intangible cultural heritage inheritors' seminar on Nov 28. [Photo/WeChat of Inner Mongolia Normal University]

Over a month, through mutual exchanges, study visits and practice, these inheritors not only broadened their horizons, improved cultural and artistic literacy, aesthetics and innovation capabilities, but also effectively enhanced their sense of responsibility. 

The seminar also built a bridge between traditional literary works, traditional handicrafts and public life.

It was a significant move responding to the call to attach importance to the protection and inheritance of ethnic minority group culture.

IMNU is the first batch of schools participating in China's intangible cultural heritage inheritor study and exchange plan.


A conclusion ceremony for a seminar for intangible cultural heritage inheritors is held on Nov 28. [Photo/WeChat of Inner Mongolia Normal University]