left corner中文 CHINA US EUROPE AFRICA ASIAleft cornerGo Adv SearchHomeChinaPoliticsSocietyScience/TechPeopleChina SceneHot IssuesBeijingRegionalSpecial CoveragesWorldAsia & PacificAmericasEuropeAfricaMiddle EastAround the WorldNewsmakerCountry ProfileBusinessEconomyCompaniesMarketsIndustriesOpinionPolicy & RegulationAutoChina WeeklyGreen ChinaBusiness Daily UpdatesE-shopSportsChinaStarsGolfTennisOther SportsLifeTravelFoodArtsBooksHeritageHot PotX-rayEntertainmentCelebritiesMoviesMusicTelevisionStyleSpecialsPhotoChinaWorldSportsSlidesOddPhotographersVideoNewsBig TalkChina LiteTradition MissionFocusDigest ChinaOpinionEditorialsOp-Ed ContributorsColumnistsWeb CommentsSpecialsFrom Chinese PressFrom the readersForumBBSBlogGroupAlbumHomePhotoCartoonLanguage TipsBilingual NewsHot WordsBuzzwordsTranslationAudioSurvival EnglishMovie EnglishStudy AbroadVIDEONewsBig TalkChina LiteTradition MissionFocusDigest China中文视频大使带你游世界Qapqal holds local opera competitionUpdated: 2012-05-31 16:39By Zhang Xiao (chinadaily.com.cn)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallGet Flash PlayerA local opera competition was seen at Qapqal county, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in May, 2012.This particular opera, also known as Handuchun, has a massive following from the local Xibe ethnic group. Featuring local ethnic art elements, Xibe opera artists continue to improve on this art form by borrowing ideas from their counterparts in Northwest China, making it a new trail of Chinas opera art.However, Handuchuns future is getting bleaker for a variety of reasons. Local government is trying hard to protect this unique art through intangible cultural heritage programs, such as education and competitions.Qapqal is Chinas only Xibe autonomous county. Most Xibe people here immigranted from Northeast Chinas Liaoning province about 200 years ago.Related video:Past and present: Xibes use of a bow and arrowsRevival of a dying languageEthnic groups compete in rice plantingVideo: Zhang XiaoProducer: Flora Yue 8.03KFocusFollow the AmbassadorsDiplomats on womens rolesColumn: D J ClarkmoreSlideshowVbook: China IslandvBook: Walking the Beijing waterwaysWalking the Beijing waterways: Central routeBeijing blanketed by spring snowmore…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 – 2010 . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 20100000002731