The Research on the Current Situation of Inheritance of the Folk Dancing “Gun Long Lian Xiang” From the Perspective of “Intangible Cultural Heritage”

Tian Xinhe


“Gun Long Lian Xiang” is a popular kind of dancing in Enshi, Hubei. In recent years, the local government in Enshi has taken amounts of measures on promoting the protection, inheritance and development of this “intangible cultural heritage” program. In order to have a better understanding on the current situation of the inheritance of “Gun Long Lian Xiang”, the measures of in-depth interview and field survey are taken in this thesis. The author has made an interview with the “Gun Long Lian Xiang” inheritors of two generations, local people and staff in Cultural Center and Style Bureau and also collected a lot of materials in the form of video and literal data to make analysis. According to the research, “Gun Long Lian Xiang” has a sound dissemination effect in Enshi. It has become a way with the square dancing as the main carrier, which much enriched local people’s life. But meanwhile, there still exist some problems on the inheritance of “Gun Long Lian Xiang”, such as poor education for inheritors, tough living condition for folk artists, incomplete protection system and so on. Based on it, this thesis puts forward with some constructive suggestions.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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