When: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: Ponderosa Commons, Room 2012, 6445 University Boulevard.
LLED RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES
Presented by Dr. Yanlin Xu
Intangible cultural heritage has drawn more and more attention in China today. It increasingly becomes a part of curricula and campus activities in many Chinese universities, and welcomed by the students. This presentation reports on a survey of education of Intangible cultural heritage (such as traditional drama, music, dance, crafts, folklore, festivals) performed in 88 universities in Guangdong Province, where 1211 students were interviewed. Dr. Xu will also introduce practices and methods in teaching traditional drama and arts that she and other colleagues have developed.
Dr. Yanlin Xu is a visiting professor from South China Agricultural University. Her areas of study mainly focus on Chinese drama and literature. Her research work has primarily been in mainland China, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, and she has been a strong advocator for introducing intangible cultural heritage into education. Dr. Xu discovered that the best time for people to develop interest in drama is at age 5 to 8, by exposing them to drama activities. This study has promoted the introduction of Cantonese Opera to elementary school program.