Xiabaoping Folk Stories

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Xiabaoping Folk Stories

Xiabaoping Folk Tales Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province, local traditional folk literature, one of the national intangible cultural heritage.

There are many original ecological works of Xiabaoping folk tales, which have distinct local characteristics and high cultural taste. It is the epitome of the traditional folk literature in the Three Gorges area, and has high academic value and appreciation value.

On May 20, 2006, Xiabaoping folk tales were listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage list with the approval of the State Council. The non-legacy number is I-16.

Historical Origin

Xiabaoping Township, Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province, is located in the high mountains on the North Bank of Xiling Gorge of the Yangtze River. Xiabaoping story is the epitome of traditional folk literature in the Three Gorges area. The traditional folk literature here has a long history and has gone through the fusion period of ancient Jingchu culture and Bashu culture. Xiabaoping Township, because of its special geographical, economic, cultural and historical conditions, constitutes a special environment suitable for the growth and inheritance of traditional folk culture. There are more than 2,000 traditional folk stories, and almost all the people in the countryside can tell stories.

Cultural characteristics

Content classification

Xiabaoping stories can be divided into four categories: myth, legend, story and joke. In recent years, Yichang has published Liu Defang's collection of folk tales "Yeshan Xiaolin", folk song collection "Lang Ajie", long biography of Liu Defang "Adventure in Life" and DVD "Liu Defang Joke House". In addition, Yang Wanzhou's collection of folk songs "Yeshan Drum Ci" and "Xiabaoping Folk Stories Collection" have been compiled.

Manifestation

Xiabaoping folktale is a kind of folk oral literature. Xiabaoping folk tales are mainly spread among the people in Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province, and are still handed down today in the form of oral narration.

Inheritance and Protection

Inheritance Significance

Xiabaoping Township, Yichang City, Hubei Province, is located on the North Bank of Xiling Gorge of the Yangtze River. Folk literature here has a long history and has experienced the fusion period of ancient Jingchu culture and Bashu culture. Xiabaoping folk tales have many original ecological works, distinctive local characteristics and high cultural taste. They are the epitome of the Three Gorges folk literature and have high academic value and appreciation value.

Inheritance

In the past, Xiabaoping folktales were handed down orally. With the development of the times, new ways of inheritance have emerged: animating Xiabaoping folktales is conducive to their protection and dissemination; Xiabaoping folktales are protected and disseminated through digital games; Xiabaoping folktales are protected and disseminated through digital images; Set up Baoping Folk Story Resource Website. Let the audience enjoy teaching in the process of "play" and easily receive the flashing ideological content in the story. The digital game of Xiabaoping folk tales can also enhance the situational, interactive and educational characteristics of the story, so that the story can be more vivid and three-dimensional display in front of the audience. Through the interactive process of games, the audience can learn and understand Xiabaoping folktales in depth, and better protect and disseminate the non-relics.

At the same time, the township invited folk tale artists into local primary and secondary schools to teach folk tales, and held regular folk tale competitions on campus to train story successors. It also established the Xiabaoping Township Folk Tales Association, where Liu Defang, a Chinese folk tale artist, served as honorary president, to organize story competitions during festivals and holidays.

Heritage figures

Liu Defang, male, Han nationality, born in Yichang, Hubei Province in 1938. The first batch of national intangible cultural heritage projects are representative inheritors of Xiabaoping folk tales.

protective measures

In recent years, Yichang has published Liu Defang's collection of folk tales "Yeshan Xiaolin", folk song collection "Lang Ajie", long biography of Liu Defang "Adventure in Life" and DVD "Liu Defang Joke House". In addition, Yang Wanzhou's collection of folk songs "Yeshan Drum Ci" and "Xiabaoping Folk Stories Collection" have been compiled.

social influence

The state attaches great importance to the protection of intangible cultural heritage. On May 20, 2006, Xiabaoping folk tales were approved by the State Council and listed in the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage lists.

On June 5, 2007, determined by the Ministry of Culture, Liu Defang of Yiling District, Yichang City, Hubei Province, was the representative successor of this cultural heritage project, and was included in the list of 226 representative successors of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage projects.

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