Anhui province has made remarkable progress in carrying forward fine traditional Chinese culture in recent years, the provincial culture watchdog said.
The eastern Chinese province conducted censuses of cultural heritage, recording about 25,000 immovable cultural relics, 1.15 million removable ones, 4,500 items of intangible cultural heritage, 80,000 ancient books and 31 theatrical genres, according to the Cultural Department of Anhui.
A survey on cultural heritage was also carried out along the Anhui-section Grand Canal, the longest man-made canal in the world.
The province has strengthened protection of cultural heritage. It built a database to save data of cultural resources digitally. In addition, intangible cultural heritage were put under a hierarchy of protection.
The province has teamed up with the Palace Museum to conduct archaeological studies of the site of the Middle Capital of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Fengyang county and Huizhou-style traditional crafts. More than 160 Huizhou-style works of art are on display in the museum in Beijing.
Besides, the province has stepped up efforts to develop and utilize cultural heritage over the past few years, said the department.