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Collection of Chinese Folk Dances

The Chinese folk dances are a part of the Chinese traditional culture and the crystallization of their national wisdom with a long history, profound contents, diverse forms and rich colours. They have always been closely connected with the common people's ideas, labour and daily life in their evolution and development for thousands of years, thus formulating a strong connection with the people and faithfully reflecting their ideas and wishes, and accompanying their life journey.

Collection of Chinese Folk Dances, with Wu Xiaobang as its Editor-in-Chief, aims to record the folk dances of all ethnic groups and all regions all over China accurately, scientifically and completely, including not only their movements, music, floor patterns, costumes, and props, but also the spreading region, historical evolution, style and characteristics, relevant legend, historical account, introduction to the artists, production process, life style, as well as custom and habit, religious ritual of each dance. The volume of each province is compiled with the same layout, and consists of summaries of local folk dances of different ethnic groups, investigation tables, and representative dances, which are categorized and edited according to the ethnic divisions, The collection is composed of 30 volumes and amounts to over 42,130,000 Chinese characters with a lot of colourful and B & W illustrations.

By 2000, 30 volumes of The Collection of Chinese Fofk Dances had been published.

  Festival and Seasonal Dances

  Life Dances

  Ritual Dances

  Belief Dances

  Work-Based Dances

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