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  • Jun 21, 2011
  • 10:59 PM

Extinction-threatened Qiang culture calls for protection after devastating earthquake

The Qiang population has declined by about 10 percent. Many elderly who knew the Qiang language and culture were killed or seriously injured in the quake and as a result the extraordinary skills of Qiang embroidery, carving crafts, and flute playing were diminished.

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