Traditional Arts

Brick-carving Liu


Liu Fengming (1889~1978), nick-named Brick-carving Liu, was a folk artist of Hui nationality in Tianjin.



“Laomeihua production artistry of Chinese-style for men” and“Laomeihua production artistry of cheongsam by Tianjin School” have been selected into the list of Tianjin’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Chinese Folk Art Forms 


"When it comes to comic dialogue, it is a type of language arts. There are four skills in comic dialogue, that is, to speak, imitate, tease, and sing..."

Hui-nationality Heavy-Knife


​The original name of the broadsword is Heavy-Knife of martial arts, which is a traditional weapon in the areas of Beijing and Tianjin, which existed in China for thousands of years.

Tianjin Ditty


​As a representative local song genre in North China, Tianjin Ditty is performed by one person or two standing to sing with small bamboo clappers in hand, accompanied by others with Big Sanxian and Sihu.

Jingdong Drum


​Jingdong Drum is a performing form of drum narration and drum music with dialects in the east area of Beijing.

Opera and folk arts


Tianjin is one of the birthplaces of cultural arts in northern China and enjoys the reputation of “cradle of opera” and “city of folk arts”.

Matzu culture


It is an important part of folk culture in Tianjin, and it plays an important role in the formation and development of the city of Tianjin.

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