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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2023, 6(24); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062406.

The Evolution of Intangible Cultural Heritage Communication and Its Digital Empowerment under the HDS Network Model


Daxi Liu, Pengqing Yin, Runran Liu

Corresponding Author:
Runran Liu

School of Alibaba Business, Hangzhou Normal University, Hangzhou, China


In this paper, complex network modeling is used as a method to explore the mechanism and law of the influence of digitization on the dissemination of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH). The study constructed the complex network model of ICH before and after digitization, calculated and compared its network indicators, such as degree distribution, path length distribution, etc., and carried out the iterative rule modeling of ICH dissemination, and evolved the dissemination process of ICH in the two environments using computer simulation. It is found that digitization increases the speed and growth rate of ICH dissemination and balances the contradiction between "scarcity" and "circulation", which is conducive to the rapid and wide dissemination of ICH. However, it may also lead to the risk of homogenization and outdated of ICH.


Intangible cultural heritage; complex networks; digitization; communication simulation

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Daxi Liu, Pengqing Yin, Runran Liu. The Evolution of Intangible Cultural Heritage Communication and Its Digital Empowerment under the HDS Network Model. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 24: 31-36. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2023.062406.


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