||A Sudy of Folk Performing Arts
in Rural China
> Research Organization
||Associate Professor, Dept of Music, Osaka College
||Part-time Lecturer , School of Social Sciences,
> The Objectives
of the Study
We investigate folk performing arts in China,
and collect photos and related documents to use of them for drama
studies. In addition, we exchange opinions with research members
on issues of field methodology in modern China. We have already
conducted some international joint study projects with some Chinese
research organizations. We will arrange many documents which we
already collected as useful data for the study. This year we will
confirm the distribution of yingxi "Chinese Shadow Puppet Theatre"
in Heilongjiang, Liaoning Hubei, Hunan provinces and construct a
network between researchers in China.
for This Year
During the spring and autumn term of university,
we will edit the files of images which we collected before and transform
them into a DVD disc. On "Chinese shadow puppet theatre"
documents, we will gather basic information of the yingxi performance
and collect documents and discuss the contents, investigation methods
and prospects with the research members.
During the summer and spring vacations: We will visit Chinese shadow
puppet theatre players of Heilongjiang and Liaoning province and
get the new prospects for documents of Chinese shadow puppet theatre.
In addition, on Hubei in which information of the performance could
not be confirmed, we will verify the performance activities and
presence of local researchers in the field. On Hunan province, we
will contact local researchers who collected documents of yingxi
and conduct investigation and verification of the documents of yingxi
in the Hengshan and the Liuyang district.