Inheritance and Protection of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yunnan Ethnic Minorities—Taking the Yi Ethnic Group's "Ah Xi Tiao Yue" as an Example



Ethnic Culture; Ah Xi Tiao Yue; Big Three String Dance; Inheritance and Protection.


Excellent traditional culture is the fundamental foundation for the inheritance and development of a country or a nation, and the protection and inheritance of national culture are of great significance. However, modern civilization and foreign culture have had a huge impact on traditional ethnic culture, causing many ethnic folk cultures to face a crisis of inheritance, including the Yi ethnic Ah Xi people's folk dance—"Ah Xi Tiao Yue". There are many ethnic minorities in Yunnan Province, and ethnic minority culture occupies an absolute position in the cultural system of Yunnan. As a national intangible cultural heritage, the Yi people's "Ah Xi Tiao Yue" contains rich connotations and significance. It is rooted in the traditional society of the Ah Xi people and is closely related to their production, life, weddings, funerals, ceremonies, entertainment, and other aspects. This article introduces the origin and dance characteristics of "Ah Xi Tiao Yue". It analyzes the measures and methods for inheriting and protecting this traditional ethnic dance, which has a long history, rich style, and unique charm. It has theoretical and practical significance for the "Ah Xi Tiao Yue" dance itself and provides a reference for other ethnic dances in terms of Inheritance and protection.


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How to Cite

Zhang, W., & Su, Y. (2024). Inheritance and Protection of the Historical and Cultural Heritage of Yunnan Ethnic Minorities—Taking the Yi Ethnic Group’s "Ah Xi Tiao Yue" as an Example. Herança. Retrieved from