Witness of Golden Marriage

April 18, 2014 - Photographers - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

1Love and marriage is an eternal topic, especially in our modern world when most young people chose love and leave marriage. Lin Tianfu, a Taiwanese photographer, interprets the two with his 20-year photo project entitled The Love of Half Century. The idea of shooting golden-marriage couples came to him in

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A Photo Contest in Shidu, Jiangxi

April 18, 2014 - NEWS, What’s new at Association? - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Nearly 100 photographers joined in the photo contest organized by local government in Gaofeng, Jiangxi. They were invited to take photos in Shidu, a small village in Gaofeng on March 29 and 30 and then submit their works to the jury, who would do the evaluation in the afternoon of

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Ancient Wudang Mountains in Handan, Hebei Province

April 18, 2014 - FOLKLORE TOUR - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

The Ancient Wudang Mountains, 70km away from Handan City, Hebei Province, has a history longer than the famous Wudang Mountains in Shiyan, Hubei Province. Established as a center of Taoism from the early Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), the Ancient Wudang Mountains is home to a large-scale ancient building complex. The

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HPA2000 A India Festival

April 21, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

A India Festival-1There are many religious festivals in India. In one of them, people dress up into their favorite gods and parade through streets with traditional music. It is an old festival, which has been changing to adapt to modern societies. By Kamal Rana (India) HPA2000 Nomination Award Time: June 26, 1999 Place:

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – Worshipping Mazu, Goddess of Sea

April 18, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Worshipping Mazu, Goddess of Sea-1Every year on March 23, a grand ceremony is held in Meilin, Fujian celebrating birthday of Mazu, Goddess of Sea. This tradition has a history of more than 300 years. The most spectacular event is Mazu Crossing Sea, which originated from a legend about Mazu coming from sea to rescue

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – Ancient Worship in Fujian

April 18, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Ancient Worship in Fujian-3Every year on January 27 in lunar calendar, people in Xunhui, Fujian hold a grand ceremony in worship of gods. Two of the most important and usual events in the ceremony are knife-ladder climbing and knife-chair sitting. The knife ladder is more than 10 meters in height with 44 knives

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – Traditional Carpentry

April 17, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa 2 Comments

Traditional Carpentry-1Carpenters traditionally worked with natural wood which has been prepared by splitting (riving), hewing, or sawing with a pit saw or sawmill. They used to do work such as framing, but today the finer trades of cabinetmaking and furniture building are also considered carpentry. By Feng Ma

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – Qiang Autonomous Region in Sichuan

April 17, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

Qiang Autonomous Region in Sichuan-4Qiang people are mountain dwellers in the northwestern part of Sichuan on the eastern edge of the Tibetan plateau. Both men and women wear gowns made of gunny cloth, cotton and silk with sleeveless wool jackets. Following age-old traditions, their hair and legs are bound. By Feng Ma  

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – The Hakkas’ Worship Rites in New Year

April 16, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

The Hakkas’ Worship Rites in New Year-1The Hakkas worship family ancestors and many deities, including god of earth, wealth and city, mazu, Guangong (a historic figure in Three Kingdom (220-280) period), and Buddha. They hold grand ceremonies worshipping ancestors and the deities during New Year Festivals praying for peace and prosperity for the next year. By

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CFPA BBS Top10 of March 2014 – An Old Fair in Fujian

April 16, 2014 - Editor’s Choice - Post by: cfpacfpa No Comments

An Old Fair in Fujian-1In Hulei, a town in Yongding, Hujian, there is a winding lane more than 200 meters, which used to be a bustling fair for a long time. Now, the lane is quiet with most young people having gone to work in cities. However, you can still see the old granny

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