Presentation by Chao Tang and Xianfu Liu at the Meeting of the Academic Folklore Society on October 24, 2013

The meeting of the Academic Folklore Society will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 16.15 in the Estonian Literary Museum (Vanemuise 42). Chao Tang (Beijing Normal University, China) and Xianfu Liu (Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China) will talk about Folkloristics in China.

Outline of their talk:

Two visiting PhD students Chao Tang and Xianfu Liu from the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore will give a lecture to introduce Folkloristics in China. Firstly, they will give a brief introduction about China and introduce Ballad Movement and Folklore Collection, which were considered as the beginning of Chinese Modern Folkloristics. Secondly, they will discuss the establishment and development of the discipline of folklore in China and some specific fields of folklore studies from Chinese perspective, such as epics and material culture. Thirdly, they will talk about recent activities and international cooperation in China, e.g., the establishment of Chinese Folklore Society, the Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ten Collections, and other major projects.

Their studies in Estonia are supported by European Social Fund’s Doctoral Studies and Internationalisation Programme DoRa (Archimedes Foundation).

The presentation will be in English.

Everybody is welcome!

Board of the Academic Folklore Society