Dissemination of Folk Song Literacy in China’s Northern Shaanxi Province

Erhang Zhang, Sarawut Choatchamrat


This article examines and discusses the musical and artistic characteristics of Shaanxi folk songs, as well as how they can be more effectively disseminated in today’s rapidly changing social environment. This also provides some beneficial information for the dissemination and development of Shaanxi folk songs, allowing them to be disseminated and passed on more effectively. The study’s objectives were to analyze the musical characteristics of northern Shaanxi Province’s folk songs and to propose guidelines for the dissemination of folk song literacy in northern Shaanxi Province, China. The study investigates and analyzes how to better disseminate Shaanxi folk songs from various perspectives, including educational dissemination, media dissemination, and official institution dissemination, using qualitative research methods. The results of this study show that the folk songs of northern Shaanxi have a strong local flavor and a simple style that people appreciate. They have a distinct musical charm and range from small two-stanza styles to large multi-stanza styles. Guidelines for the dissemination of folk songs in northern Shaanxi Province, China, have been developed in order to introduce the world to the excellent folk songs of northern Shaanxi in a new language form as well as to various contemporary cultural activities and school education.


Dissemination, Chinese Folk Songs, Folk Songs Literacy, Northern Shaanxi Province, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.11n.4p.131


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