Philippines’ First International Conference on ICH

Over two hundred scholars, cultural workers, artists, business management experts, and social and natural scientists from the Philippines, Brunei, USA, Liberia, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Korea, and Australia gathered for Pagtib-ong: The UPV International Conference on Intangible Heritage on 25 and...

Translating Oral Traditions

Oral traditions are expressions through which many cultures have historically passed on their heritage to the next generation. In the tradition of storytelling, the spoken word carries not only the memory of a community’s views and values but also the...

Rickshaw Painting: Bangladeshi Art

Introducing rickshaws, three-wheeled non-motorized passenger carts, to the urban areas of Bangladesh in the 1940s led to a new art form, rickshaw painting. Rickshaw painters learn their craftsmanship from mentors at workshops. Their passion is evident in the painted backboards...

Woven Sail of Lamotrek Atoll

For centuries, the people of the central Caroline Islands have relied heavily on their voyaging canoes as their primary means of transport. They made voyages to islands near and far to obtain food, tools, and other valuables. In some instances,...

How Asia Celebrates Buddha’s Birthday

For Buddhists all over the world, Vesak (Vaisakha, Buddha’s Birthday or Buddha Day) is the holiest day of year. It commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Siddhartha Gautama, or the Buddha. It is celebrated on different days in many...

Bangla Academy Holds Folklore Summer School

Bangla Academy, a Dhaka-based government agency dedicated to conducting research on Bangla language, culture, and history, organized the fourth Folklore Summer School with the participation of folklorists from Bangladesh, India, and USA. The five-day international workshop included classes and seminars...

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