Historical Development of Education and Learning in the Transmission of Miao Nationality Music in Yunnan Province, China

  •  Linhan Yu    
  •  Sarawut Choatchamrat    


Miao Nationality music represents a profound and longstanding musical heritage from the cultural legacy of the Miao community in Yunnan Province, China. This qualitative research study endeavor aims to explore the historical development and transmission of Miao Nationality music, emphasizing its significance within the context of ethnomusicology, cultural transmission theory, and education theory. The chosen research site strategically focuses on Yunnan Province, China, especially targeting regions with substantial Miao populace and deeply entranced musical traditions. Seven key informants, including elder musicians, music educators, community leaders, and cultural enthusiasts, were purposefully sampled to provide expert insights. A thematic analysis of qualitative data gathered through interviews and observations revealed important information about the ancient roots of Miao Nationality music, how it is used in everyday life, how cultural exchanges affect it, and how important it is for traditional instruments, vocal styles, and passing down the music from one generation to the next. The study suggests strategies for safeguarding and disseminating Miao Nationality music, emphasizing cultural awareness, technological advancements, support for inheritors, environmental protection, and innovative communication methods.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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