#CHINA-GUIZHOU-WANG XINGWU-TRADITIONAL PAPERMAKING-INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE-INNOVATION (CN)
(120501) -- DANZHAI, May 1, 2012 (Xinhua) -- Assistants employed by Wang Xingwu, a local papermaker, prepare half-finished paper products for drying in Wang's workshop near Shiqiao Village in Danzhai County, southwest China's Guizhou Province, April 17, 2012. At the first sight, one got no hint as to Wang Xingwu's actual identity as a master of papermaking with a bunch of honourable titles. This smiling middle-aged man, dressed in dark blue homespun clothes, looked exactly the same as his many Miao ethnic fellows inhabiting Shiqiao Village. Ancestors of the village dwellers began making paper in the middle of ancient China's Tang Dynasty (618-907). Their papermaking techniques are preserved as a village specialty despite the vicissitudes of time. Wang, now 47, would have ended up a member of the migrant worker legion as most rural Chinese youngsters do if his fat
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