Chinese bowyer upholds ancient tradition

Yang Fuxi, a crafter of traditional bows and arrows in Beijing, China, is the last of his countrymen to use the ancient methods. "I feel a responsibility towards history. A huge responsibility," he said in a Yahoo interview.

Yang Fuxi describes his craft and its history in the article. He also discusses the search for his successor, who must be male since women are not up to some of the tasks. "They can put the arrows together or paint the final set. But the hard physical work of building the bow is for men, I'm afraid."