According to historical records, marionette has been prevalent in China for more than 2000 years, which originated from the Han Dynasty, popular in Song Dynasty. marionette has long been regarded as valuable culture heritage of human race in China. Among all the marionette types in China, the Quanzhou Marionetle are the most-recognizes one. It inherited the Tang Dynasty style in terms of carving and coloring. In 2006, Quanzhou Marionette was listed on the first Non-material cultural heritage protection name list.
(by Wang Wenyang)