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The Field Work for Folklore Tourism Development in Shemihu Village Belonging to Tujia Nationality of Western Hubei

Author: LvYuan
Tutor: WangZuo
School: Zhejiang Normal University
Course: Folklore
Keywords: Shemihu village folklore tourism development Tujianationality hand-waving hall hand-waving cult hand-waving dance
CLC: K892.3
Type: Master's thesis
Year: 2013
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Abstract


Based on the reflection of the social reality effect with village’s folklore tourism, the paper uses the measure of fieldwork to systematically investigate four Tujia villages of Hedong district Baifusi town Laifeng county Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hubei. Specifically, the paper takes Shemihu village as the profound filed case, the adjacent villages—Xingan village, Heguang village and Ranjia village as the reference fields, in order to comprehensively observe and study the present situation and problems of folklore tourism in Shemihu village. It pays attention to the power and status among the behavior agents under the tourism development, the embodiment of the folk cultural performance and interest conflicts, ultimately, tackles the question:how to develop the folklore tourism in Shemihu village is able to achieve win-win for cultural protection and economic development. According to the above ideas, the paper has six parts:The part one is introduction, explains the significance of the topic selection, summary of related research home and abroad, main research method and the choice of field points.The part two introduces the community background of Shemihu village, describes the villagers’ sacred space of belief—Hand-waving Hall, the local worship ritual, the cultural connotation of the hand-waving dance and its history.The part three focuses on the situation of each behavior agents in the development. Describe the large-scale investments by the local governments, the mercy of village’s political elites in power, as well as marginalized folk cultural elite. The part four offers the embodiment of the hand-waving cult, cultural identity of villagers for the changing culture, and the interest conflicts of the village for lack of communication.The part five describes the follow reference fields: Xingan village, Heguang village and Ranjia village, and compares the four villages’ development to state that Shemihu village has still existed many deficiencies.The part six is on the basis of analyzing the above case to illustrate the requirements, interprets the operating conditions, and bases on the internal and external factors of folklore tourism sustainable development to provide some suggestions for the improvement of the folklore tourism development in this village.The paper gets through the discussion of the above mentioned problems, concludes that: Shemihu village developing folklore tourism needs to rely on their own economic foundation, exploiting the folk culture to respect the cultural disciplines. The local governments and village’s political elites is necessary to popularize folklore tourism knowledge, understand the villagers’ psychological demands to reduce the interest conflicts of the village. For the folk culture innovation, the local governments and village’ s political elites need to focus on villagers’ cultural psychology. If the villagers’ cultural psychology fails to adapt to the new cultural trends, and consequentially causes a loss of "collective identity", they should help the villagers to adjust their cultural psychology and improve their cultural consciousness. At last, encourage villagers to participate in the excavation and the development of the folk culture. In this way, each behavior agents can improve the folklore tourism with in the multiparty interaction, and protect folk culture. At the same time, should perceive the wholeness of the territory to promote the overall development of the four villages in Hedong district, and avoid fatigue within a certain area to impact the folklore tourism development of Shemihu village.

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