Mao’s Cultural Revolution crippled the ancient arts in China, but it did not kill them. From kite making to martial arts to traditional Uighur music, artists are enriching the legacies of their elders. Below, some stories and videos of people trying to carry on those inheritances amid the convulsions of modern China.
Miami Herald, February 18, As China’s kite makers age, lofty tradition falls to the ground
McClatchy, September 10, In China, Uighur musician navigates two divided worlds
McClatchy, December 28, In China, a kung fu master tries to build on a family legacy