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Preserving Ottoman miniature art


Artists in Ottoman Turkey depicted reality and kept a record of events through a painting style with Islamic and Chinese influences. Although miniature painting has survived to this day, however, the art form is slowly dying and fewer people are patronizing it. In Istanbul, Natalie Carney met the artists working hard to keep Ottoman miniature art alive by giving it a modern twist.

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Preserving Ottoman miniature art


Artists in Ottoman Turkey depicted reality and kept a record of events through a painting style with Islamic and Chinese influences. Although miniature painting has survived to this day, however, the art form is slowly dying and fewer people are patronizing it. In Istanbul, Natalie Carney met the artists working hard to keep Ottoman miniature art alive by giving it a modern twist.

 

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TURKEY'S OTTOMAN MINIATURE ART CREDITS

 

CORRESPONDENT: Natalie Carney

CAMERAMAN: Mark Esplin

 

 

 

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A lion dancer's life


Lion dancing has been an important feature of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Believed to attract good luck, it is a staple in festivals like the Lunar New Year. Today, few young people are as interested as their elders were in learning the lion dance. But as Mao Dan reports in Hong Kong, a young lion dancers plans to make a career out of it and is determined to carry the tradition forward.

A lion dancer's life


Lion dancing has been an important feature of Chinese culture for thousands of years. Believed to attract good luck, it is a staple in festivals like the Lunar New Year. Today, few young people are as interested as their elders were in learning the lion dance. But as Mao Dan reports in Hong Kong, a young lion dancers plans to make a career out of it and is determined to carry the tradition forward.

 

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a lion dancer's life CREDITS

Reporter:  Mao Dan

Camera crew: Vicki Ho, Mao Dan

Editors: Vicki Ho, Mao Dan

 

 

 

 

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A rapper from Xinjiang


China's Xinjiang autonomous region has undergone dramatic change in recent years, so much so that many locals fear they are losing their culture and ethnic identity. But some young people are at the forefront of preserving it -- in modern ways. Han Bin profiles a 30-year-old Uyghur who is using rap music to promote Xinjiang's culture and overcome prejudices against the region and its people.

A rapper from Xinjiang


China's Xinjiang autonomous region has undergone dramatic change in recent years, so much so that many locals fear they are losing their culture and ethnic identity. But some young people are at the forefront of preserving it -- in modern ways. Han Bin profiles a 30-year-old Uyghur who is using rap music to promote Xinjiang's culture and overcome prejudices against the region and its people.

 

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promoting xinjiang's culture throught rap CREDITS

Reporter:  Han Bin

Camera: Huang Xiaodong