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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2020, 3(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030502.

Field Investigation of Yao Sacrifice Music Culture in Nanling Region


Tianhui Zhang, Qiaowei Li

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Tianhui Zhang

College of music, Hengyang normal university; Hengyang, Hunan, 421002, China


Sacrifice culture is an important part of national culture, and it is also an important symbol that distinguishes a nation from other nations. It has important cultural heritage value. Yao nationality is a typical mountain nomadic people shouldering mountains. Its special production, life style and social form make its ancient sacrificial activities prosperous for a long time. Such various sacrificial activities undoubtedly contain rich music and dance. In slave and feudal society, sacrifice, like war, is the top priority of the country and is related to the survival of the country. It occupies an important position in Yao culture. This article through the author personally examines the Nanling Yao nationality resident present situation, participated in the local Yao nationality compatriot sacrifice activity, on this foundation investigation interview, records studies its sacrifice music culture.


Yao nationality, Sacrifice music culture, Investigation

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Tianhui Zhang, Qiaowei Li. Field Investigation of Yao Sacrifice Music Culture in Nanling Region. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2020) Vol. 3, Issue 5: 7-13. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2020.030502.


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