The Fate of Qiang Dance in the Aftermath of Earthquake 2008

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Zhuang Tan
Phakamas Jirajarupat


The purpose of the study is to discuss the following themes: 1. How, following the earthquake, Qiang's traditional dance was divided into two parts; 2. Following the earthquake, Qiang’s people’s cultural music and folk dance were designated as endangered cultural heritage, and some changes it has undergone are considerable; 3. The multiculturalism in the Qiang area, where multiple cultures coexist peacefully and intermingle. Studying the above phenomena helps us understand how the subjects of culture, guided by natural disasters and the outside world, of Qiang dance remain intact and maintain its self-identity and cultural values.


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