A Special Centenary Journey Trail: Epic Collections, Documentations, and Studies in China
15-09-2013/15-11-2013 Dongcheng District, Beijing (China)
For celebrating the forthcoming tenth anniversary of the 2003 Convention, the Preparatory Committee planned to set up a comprehensive/digitalizing exhibition entitled “A Special Centenary Journey Trail: Epic Collections, Documentations, and Studies in China,” which will run between September 15 and November 15, 2013 at the Library of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS Library). The exhibition will be largely based upon the multiform outcomes from “Archives of China Ethnic Minorities’ Oral Traditions,” a long-term project (launched in1990) whose construction has been currently underway at the Institute of Ethnic Literature (IEL), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
The General goals for the Exhibition are: (1) to promote the mutual understanding of cultural diversity and creativity; (2) to strengthen international academic discourse on living epic traditions; (3) to facilitate a better data sharing in the domain of the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage; and (4) to enhance the internationalized network among epic professionals and institutions.
The exhibition will cover books, journals, multi-media publications, and objects concerning epic studies in China (and beyond) during the past 10 decades, along with recorded live epic performance through fieldwork. After the actual exhibition at the CASS Library, the virtual exhibition will be displayed online through digitized documentation.
Concerned country(ies): China
Link to further information about the activity
Where will the activity take place?
Institute of Ethnic Literature (IEL), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
The Library of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS Library)
Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
- Programme - The ANNOUNCEMENT of the comprehensive exhibition“A Special Centenary Journey Trail: Epic Collections, Documentations, and Studies in China.” : A Special Centenary Journey Trail_Epic Collections, Documentations, and Studies in China.pdf
What will be the audience?
500 (traditional bearers and practitioners, representatives from communities concerned, epic researchers, folklorists, graduated and under-graduated students, cultural officials, public readers, major media reporters, and so forth….)
to be updated
Institute of Ethnic Literature, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
FL-11, 5 Jiannei Dajie, Beijing 100732, China