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Young people learning rush knitting techniques

With the skilled rush knitting techniques, the masters can make the “food covers” with the common rush. Recently, the “Silver Light” volunteer group of the Jishigang Town held a “intangible cultural heritage class” at the Xinhoutu Bridge Village, inviting some rush knitting masters to teach over 30 young volunteers the techniques of rush knitting.

As is known, rush is a kind of natural green plant fiber, and rush knitting is part of the traditional techniques in Ningbo. The rush products are popular for their moisture absorption ability and air permeability. The local people prefer to use such rush products as pillow mats, bed mats, rush cushions and rush fans. According to the knitting masters, this time, the volunteers can learn to make the “food cover”, a traditional product used in summer for keeping the mosquitoes and other insects at bay and maintain the freshness of the dishes.

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Daren Village scenic area reopened after the disaster

On the morning of August 13, several staff members were carefully examining the damage of crops in the landscape farmland area of Daren Village in Jiangbei. After repairs, the affected area in the scenic area was basically restored and opened.

“During the typhoon, more than 300 acres of landscape farmland were damaged and flooded in the scenic area. They are mainly in agricultural boutique areas, rice fields and picking areas. Since these farmlands are mainly used for tourists to visit and pick, we are busy investigating these crops and replant crops on damaged farmland as soon as possible these days.” Gu Chaoqun, a staff member of Daren Village Scenic Area, said.

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Zhenhai District Archives collected the electronic version of "Yinyi Dialect”

“People would rather listen to Suzhou people quarrel than listen to Ningbo people talk." This proverb says that Ningbo dialect is not so gentle and difficult to understand. As early as more than 160 years ago, the founder of Ningbo No. 3 Middle School and the British sinologist, Bob Yi, wrote a magical book. It is said that foreigners can learn to speak Ningbo dialect in six months. This is the earliest Ningbo-dialect text in Roman alphabet "Yinyi Dialect" collected by Zhenhai District Archives.    

It is reported that the museum has collected the electronic version of the book. The whole book consists of 7 pages. Except for the first line which is the Chinese character “Yin Yi Dialect”, the rest are all Romanesque words, a total of 753. They are arranged in the rhyme order: a, ia, ang, iang, ao, iao, etc, with a total of 48 rhymes. Foreigners can learn all the Ningbo dialect syllables by reading them. Therefore, this book can be said to be the earliest existing lectures on the teaching of Pinyin in Ningbo.  

The writer is probably the founder of Ningbo No. 3 Middle School Bob Yi.  

In modern history, Ningbo was influenced by the West earlier, and the missionaries had a certain influence on Ningbo’s education, publishing,

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Baoguo Temple launches Maritime Silk Road Culture Research Camp

"2019 Baoguo Temple Ancient Architecture Museum Maritime Culture Training Camp" was launched at Baoji Temple on August 13th. The research team, composed of experts from Heritage Application Office of Ningbo Maritime Silk Road, Ningbo Cultural Volunteers and outstanding students from universities, will experience an ingenious journey to pursue Chinese traditional culture.

The study tour lasts for 4 days,closely related to the theme of “Maritime Silk Road Cultural Heritage”. The tour starts from Baoguo Temple, and covers Shanglinhu Yueyao Porcelain Kiln Site, Yongfengku Site, Longquan Porcelain Kiln Site and other World Cultural Heritage Application Sites of Maritime Silk Road. The tour will enable students to know more about maritime silk road culture through field study visits, expert explanations, and

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Reusable bags with plants rubbed in

On August 6th, in the Maker Center of Mingcheng Community, Fuming Street Yinzhou, a group of primary school students and their parents, under the guidance of culture volunteers, make reusable bags with real plant logos by putting the green plant on the bag and rubbing until the shape of the plant appears on the bag


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