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|NANCHANG adidas superstar supercolor scontate , June 9 (Xinhua) -- During her three years in the village of Jinkeng, Huang Wei has made it her business to ensure that the preservation of history becomes part of every villager's daily routine.
When Huang, 35, arrived in Jinkeng in 2014, she brought with her a brilliant innovation: full-time farmerpart-time preservationist.
Jinkeng lies about eight km to the east of Jingdezhen, China's porcelain capital adidas superstar 80s scontate , in east China's Jiangxi Province.
A thousand years ago, Jinkeng supplied Jingdezhen with the quality china clay that was so crucial to the production of Qingbai ware, the bluish-white porcelain considered the ebodiment of excellence in the annals of China's ceramics.
If Jingdezhen was the birthplace of Chinese porcelain, Huang said, Jinkeng was the cradle of Jingdezhen.
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Traces of the entire porcelain-making process can be found in Jinkeng, making preservation of the village's historical heritage all the more significant, Huang said.
Porcelain may be Hunag's area of expertise, but her talent lies in organizing people.
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All round the village, signboards display the "10 rules" Huang and the villagers have agreed on. These include bans on collecting fragments of ceramic at kiln sites, chopping down trees, throwing trash into the local river, hunting and excavation of ancient tombs.
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In 2015, Huang and the villagers revived the tradition of making rice cake with a water-powered trip-hammer, a device which was also essential to the china-making process.
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"I hope that one day, the village will be a national historical park and an center of ceramic education," she said.
"For our experiment here to succeed, cultural relics should not just be preserved, but should also be properly used. They must be brought back to life. We need to conserve and inherit not only the tangible -- the porcelain itself Scarpe Adidas Superstar W Pelle Footwear Bianche Power Rosse Scontate , the sites and equipment -- but the intangible, the traditional ways of life."
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RIO DE JANEIRO， Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad died after an accident while competing at the Rio Paralympics， officials said on Saturday.
The 48-year-old was involved in a crash during a mountainous stretch of the C4-5 event course， according to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
"The athlete received treatment at the scene and was in the process of being taken to the athlete hospital when he suffered a cardiac arrest，" the IPC said.
"The ambulance diverted to the nearby Unimed Rio Hospital in Barra da Tijuca where he passed away soon after arrival."
Authorities said they had launched an investigation into the accident. According to the IPC， it is the first time an athlete has died during competition in the 56-year history of the Paralympic Games.
Golbarnezhad was competing in his second race in Rio after finishing 14th in the C4 time trial on Wednesday.
According to his friend， Hashem Rastegarimobin， who competed for Iran in football 7-a-side in Rio， Golbarnezhad took up cycling in 2002 after losing his leg due to a war injury in the 1980s.
"He was somebody who always had a smile on his face. He was a happy guy，" Rastegarimobin told the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper.
Iran's Paralympic committee said: "He was an exemplary Paralympic sportsman who， with love and energy， tried his best to promote the name of Iran and to make all of us proud and at the end he gave his life for this.
"All members of the Iranian cultural and sports camp here express condolences to his family and the Iranian nation. The name of Bahman Golbarnezhad will be inscribed in the proud history of Iranian Paralympics."