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Research on the Current Situation and Development of "Patting Chest Dance" in the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southern Fujian

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2024.050118 | Downloads: 10 | Views: 169


Fu Huiling 1


1 Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College, Zhangzhou, Fujian, 363105, China

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Fu Huiling


This paper thoroughly explores the current situation, challenges in inheritance, and strategies for protection and development of "Patting Chest Dance," one of the traditional dance forms in southern Fujian. Firstly, it introduces the concept and importance of intangible cultural heritage, elucidating the significance of "Patting Chest Dance" as an integral part of southern Fujian culture. Subsequently, it analyzes the history and cultural value of "Patting Chest Dance," as well as the dual effects of decreasing participation among the younger generation and the impact of commercialization on it amid changing times. Based on this analysis, various strategies and suggestions are proposed, including strengthening government policies for protection and inheritance, enhancing public participation and awareness, innovating inheritance methods and application, and bolstering international exchanges and cooperation. Finally, the limitations of the study and future research directions are discussed, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts to promote the inheritance and development of "Patting Chest Dance" and other traditional dances.


Patting Chest Dance, traditional dance, intangible cultural heritage, protection and inheritance, public participation


Fu Huiling, Research on the Current Situation and Development of "Patting Chest Dance" in the Context of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Southern Fujian. Art and Performance Letters (2024) Vol. 5: 128-139. DOI:


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