The Changes of the Folk Dance Art in Tujia Minority under the Background of Cultural Integration—A View on the Changes of Traditional Crying Marriage Customs from the Dance Drama The Rustic Ba People

Yu-Xiang ZHU


Under the background of cultural integration, social customs in our country is also changing quietly. Etiquette has always been highly appreciated. Weddings and funeral are major events in life. Marriage customs in today’s status is not only existed as a kind of etiquette, but also as an traditional art, passed from one generation to other generations. This paper includes following two aspects: the current social public overlook on the traditional ethnic minority art from a macro perspective, as well as the national workers‘ efforts to protect the tradition under the context of global integration. As for the revival of traditional art, such as the preservation and artistic change of the traditional customs from life to stage, and the movement and retention of art in the field of cultural exchange collision, all of these have made a clear orientation to the analysis and development on the phenomenon of art changing through cultural integration. Our Chinese nation is a nation that pays much attention to etiquette since ancient times. It is known to us all that people advocate etiquette since Zhou Dynasty. Confucius once said, ‘No etiquette, no independent’, which emphasized the importance of etiquette in ancient China. It is the history of thousands of years that generates the etiquette culture with oriental characteristics. The ritual form of life customs is the periodical recognition of oneself in the cultural evolution, among which the traditional etiquette is growing in the passing of thousands of years, and has become a customs music dance with unique styles. In the era of environmental development and changes, folk customs are gradually evolving. Music dance is not only exists as a form of etiquette, but also penetrated to people's life slowly. Under the context of the development of world diversification, cultural integration and cultural exchanges, the traditional customs is widely spread. Under the premise of retaining the original historical heritage, people have already created a lot of folk dance combining their current living habits.


Reservation and Evolution, Art Changes, Inheritance and Development


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