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Folk Cultuure in Hengyang
From:衡阳党政门户网 | Date Add in:2019-04-23 17:54:01 [A  A]


By the end of the year, there exists 13 various kinds of performing troupes, 14 mass art centers and culture centers, 16 public libraries, and 30 museums and memorial halls citywide. Hengyang also possesses 4 protection projects of national intangible cultural heritage, and 13 on provincial level. Currently, 3 projects, the paper-making technology invented by Cai Lun in Leiyang, the bamboo carving of Shishi town in Hengyang county, and the long drum (a percussion instrument made of bamboo, used to accompany the chanting of folk tales) in Qidong county, has joined the competition  to apply for the protection projects of the fourth batch of national intangible culture heritage, and has passed the provincial approving while is still being under check for the national approval.

  There are 9 broadcasting stations, 38 broadcast transmitting stations and rebroadcast stations of both medium and short waves, with the comprehensive population coverage rate of broadcasting being 96.8%, 8 television stations, 1 education station with the comprehensive population coverage rate of TV being 99.3%, and 0.7273 million users of cable TV with the growth rate being 84.6% in the city. There are also 5 different kinds of newspapers published, 7 kinds of periodicals with a circulation of 0.81 million volumes, and the income and a total profit of the press and publishing industry respectively reaching 1.666 billion and 200.1 million yuan. And at the end of the year, there are 14 archives citywide, and 1.2157 million volumes of various kinds of archives has already been made public.

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