Date : Friday 9 September 2016 09:45-11:15
Room : HALL E3+4
Theme : 5. Diversity and harmony among archival cultures and societies
The Role of Guangxi Folk Song Archives in Protecting Local Ethnic Culture
Guangxi, home to 12 long-dwelling ethnic groups, is an autonomous region boasting the largest population of different ethnic groups in China. Among which, Zhuang, the indigenous group with the second largest population among all ethnic groups in China, enjoys a long history. Zhuang people had their own language and tried to create their own characters. Due to backward economic and cultural development, written language for Zhuang people was not created.