Chinese Zhusuan, knowledge and practices of mathematical…China
Representative List 2013
EN: Some ancient books on abacus calculation conserved in China Abacus Museum.
EN: Various kinds of abacus conserved in China Abacus Museum, basically including the practical type and the decorative type; for the latter, the abacus was engraved on jewelries or carved on ornaments for display.
EN: Zhuazhou, a long-standing rite of passages throughout China, telling a child's fortune by placing various objects before him and letting him choose one on his one-year-old birthday, amongst others the abacus is the top necessary one, embodying wisdom and fortune.
EN: Mr. Wang Weida, one of the representative inheritors of Zhusuan (the state-level), is teaching children to learn abacus and mental arithmetic.
EN: A salesclerk in the Chinese herbal medicine shop is completing Chinese medicine formula by Zhusuan (Huangshan City, Anhui Province).
EN: A saleswoman in the silk shop is calculating the volume of business by abacus (Shanghai).
EN: The time-honored abacus is still being used in modern tourist hotel for settling accounts for guest (Huangshan City, Anhui Province).
EN: The Community School of Huajing Township offers abacus and mental arithmetic courses to prevent senile dementia: the old-age trainees are doing exercises (Xujiang District, Shanghai City).
EN: In a tea shop, the old salesman is guiding his young assistant to settle accounts by an abacus (Huangshan City, Anhui Province).
EN: In an abacus and mental arithmetic competition, kindergarten kids are playing abacus by two hands (Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province).