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January 26, 2013

Confucius Institute Lecture - The Protection of Intangible Cultural Heritage in China: An example of musical heritage

By ZANG Yibing, Dean of School of Music, Central China Normal University
Monday, February 4, 2013 | 4 pm-5:30 pm

Koessler Room, Michigan League

With the rapid development of Chinese economy and society, the process of modernization and globalization has great influence on Chinese culture. Having witnessed the gradual fading of traditional Chinese traditional culture and values, scholars and the central government are deeply concerned. Since the passing of "the protection of intangible cultural heritage" bill by the UN on October 17, 2003, the Chinese government issued two corresponding documents in 2005, and started the protection of intangible cultural heritage in China. This project involves reforms in various contemporary Chinese political, economical and cultural aspects. This lecture introduces the current status of the Chinese intangible cultural heritage protection system.

Zang Yibing is a professor and dean of the School of Music, Central China Normal University. He is also the leader of Art Academic Evaluation Group of Central China Normal University. He got a master's degree of history of music and doctoral degree of philosophy (ethnomusicology) in Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the vice-chairman of Chinese Musicians Association's College Music League, member of Chinese Musicians Association's Theory Committee, researcher of Central China Normal University's Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Centre and National Cultural Industry Base, director of Music Education Experimental Demonstration Center in Hubei Province, senior cultural consultant of Tencent Net and member of ICTM of the UNESCO, evaluation expert of the Ministry of Education's "the 4th Chinese Universities Humanities and Social Sciences Research Excellent Achievement Award" and intangible cultural heritage of Hubei Province.

Posted by zzhu at January 26, 2013 02:43 PM