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Stilt-walking, a recreational activity in rural areas, combines dance, drama and physical agility, using various props, performers play folk heroes or roles from popular dramas. Stilts refer to a pair of long, slender poles each equipped with a raised footrest to enable the user to walk elevated above the ground. In China, there is an [...]

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Ganlan in Southwest China

Ganlan (a wood or bamboo storied house) are mainly distributed in the southwest provinces of China, such as Yunnan, Guizhou, Guangdong and Guangxi. It is the residence for Dai, Jingpo, Zhuang and other minority groups. A Ganlan usually stands alone, separated from other Ganlan houses. Supported by poles, the living quarter of Ganlanis usually on [...]

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