UNESCO:More Useful Info for you about Xijiang Marathon 2016 (June 13,2016)
Since Xijiang Marathon 2016 would be held on October 2nd
,the first of the three unique marathon races we host before Guilin
Marathon 2016(October 9)and the Great Wall of China Marathon
2016-Autumn(October 16),these past more than 10 days,we are at the
local areas that we have not been able to go to the social
media, such as facebook,twitter,Google+,etc,to have the interactive
exchange with all our world wide runners.
And here we offer an article from UNESCO about the areas that
you would run Xijiang Marathon 2016.
Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province: The
villages of Miao Nationality at the Foot of Leigong Mountain in Miao
Leishan County, N 26 15-26 34, E 107 58-108 24
Taijiang County N 26 22-26 51, E 108 08-108 28
Jianhe County N 26 20-26 55, E 108 17-109 04
Congjiang County N 23 21-24 04, E 108 13-109 13
As one of the numerous nationalities living in Southwest China, the
Miao Nationality has a unique cultural tradition of its own. The
Miao Nationality Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province are
distributed mainly in Leishan, Taijiang, Jianhe and Congjiang
counties. According to legend, the Miao Nationality has originated
from a tribe called Jiuli that lived in the lower reaches of the
Yellow River more than 5,000 years ago. Later this tribe migrated to
areas in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River to form
the Sanmiao Tribe. During the Qin and the Han dynasties, they moved
to settle down in today's east Guizhou Province. During the Yuan and
the Ming dynasties, they moved further to the southwest part of
Guizhou Province. By the Qing Dynasty, the Leigongshan area of
Guizhou Province became the chief area for the Miao Nationality
people to live. Later, some Miao people moved to today's Viet Nam,
the Laos, Thailand, Burma, and some European and American countries.
The Leigongshan area in the Autonomous Prefecture of Miao and Dong
Nationalities in Southeast Guizhou are densely populated by the Miao
People, dotted by more than 200 Miao Villages, including 21 that
have been included in China's Tentative List of World Heritage.
Distributed in lofty ridges and towering mountains or in the depth
of forests, these rationally laid out villages are unique in
architecture, ancient and simple in custom, and strong in life
flavour. These properties reflect the traditional mode of production
and life style of the Miao people, their housing form, and the
changes of their society. They also reflect the course of evolution
of their culture, the relationship between the unique natural
environment and human residences, and the diversity of human
culture. Intangible cultural heritage also stands out as an
important element. The layout and architectural form of the Miao
Villages in the Leigongshan area have the distinctive local style of
an ethnic culture, demonstrating the key value of the authenticity
of a heritage.
The Miao Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province is an outstanding
example of human residences. Being the representative of the Miao
culture, they take up an important position in the development of
the history and culture of the Miao people. Being influenced by
modern civilization, however, the traditional life style and culture
here have met with stern challenges.
As a unique architectural achievement and a masterpiece of talented
creation, these villages are of great value for scientific study.
The Miao culture kept here is the most authentic and integral. The
Miao's flying songs, love songs, drinking songs, bronze-drum dances
and other art popular in these villages are the important
representatives of the Miao culture. The phenomena of the primitive
culture kept in these villages are of outstanding universal value.
Statements of authenticity and/or integrity
As the property of building clusters, the authenticity of the Miao
Villages in Southeast Guizhou Province is reflected in their
environment, layout, architectural form, the building materials and
technologies, and the traditional production mode and life style.
The villages referred to in this project are numerous in number and
differ from each other. Modern life has influenced and is
continuously influencing the villages themselves, their
architectures, and the production mode and life style, in
particular. Generally speaking, however, the major villages
mentioned here can fully reflect the uniqueness and authenticity of
the Miao culture.
The environments and architecture of the Miao Villages in Southeast
Guizhou Province as well as the production mode, life style,
folkways, belief and art developed here can basically cover all the
aspects of the tangible and intangible culture of the Miao villages,
and demonstrate the basic form of layout, architectural style, and
traditional culture of the Miao villages. With a comparatively large
area of nominated property and a buffer zone, these villages reflect
the relationship of harmony and unity between human residences and
natural environments and the integrity of an ancient village
Comparison with other similar properties
This cultural heritage reflects the diversity of China's ethnic
culture, the current state of development of a traditional ethnic
culture exposed to threats from modern civilization. It also
includes the relative intangible cultural heritages. In the World
Heritage List, no item reflecting the diversity of the Miao culture
has been included yet. Compared with the Miao villages distributed
in other parts of China, the Miao Villages in Southeast Guizhou
Province are the most typical in terms of the environment and
layout, the production mode and life style of their residents, and
the craftsmanship and technology involved in the construction.
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