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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030501.

Field Investigation on the Marriage and Custom Music Culture of Yao Nationality in Nanling Area


Tianhui Zhang, Qiaowei Li

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Tianhui Zhang

College of Music, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang, Hunan, China


This article focuses on the two dimensions of history and field of the marriage ceremony music of the Yao people, and then grasps the overall cultural significance of the traditional music of the Yao people. Through the investigation of the marriage ritual music of Nanling Yao, the author believes that it is the traditional culture of the Yao nationality that has undergone a series of conversion and cultivation processes in the long-term Chinese political, social and historical development context since the Song Dynasty product. It is also a product of the selective inheritance and reconstruction of a culture that has interacted with and merged with other cultures in a pluralistic society and historical background. In particular, the system of Xuanwei Division and Health Center established during the Yuan and Ming dynasties created an extremely favorable social space for the process of cultivating the traditional culture of the Yao nationality.


Field investigation, Marriage and custom music cultural, Yao nationality

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Tianhui Zhang, Qiaowei Li. Field Investigation on the Marriage and Custom Music Culture of Yao Nationality in Nanling Area. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 5: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030501.


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