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History of Chinese Folklore (Six Volume Edition) Released at Beijing Normal University
[2008-06-17]
The releasing ceremony of History of Chinese Folklore (Six Volume Edition) and Seminar on Zhong Jingwen’s Thoughts on Historic Folklore was held at Beijing Normal University on June 14, 2008, jointly hosted by Beijing Normal University and People’s Press, co-hosted by School of Chinese Language and Literature,  Center for Research on Chinese Folklore and Ancient Writing and Office of Social Science
Relevant government leaders and renowned experts in social science, folklore, culture heritage studies attended the meeting. Vice Chairperson Tang Wei of University Council delivered a welcome speech on behalf of Beijing Normal University, and he also expressed his gratitude towards the support from National Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science (NPOPSS), publishing houses and other universities. Director Zhang Guozuo of NPOPSS attached great importance to History of Chinese Folklore, saying the publishing of the book gives direction to the conclusion of Chinese traditional culture. Professor Liu Kuili, Chairperson of Chinese Folklore Society, and Professor Wang Ning, Director, Center for Research on Chinese Folklore and Ancient Writing introduced late Professor Zhong Jingwen’s journey in writing the book.

During the seminar, experts had heated discussion over Zhong Jingwen’s thoughts on historic folklore, and considered History of Chinese Folklore (Six Volume Edition) as an important achievement and monument in Chinese folklore studies.

History of Chinese Folklore was one of the national key projects of social science. For 8 years, late Professor Zhong Jingwen had led a group of over 50 leading researchers to complete the project. The book has over 4,000,000 Chinese Characters. Based on folklore theory, with combination of literature studies, archeology, field investigation and other research methods, the book provides a dynamic and multidimensional system of Chinese folklore origin and development. 

(School of Chinese Language and Literature, Center for Research on Chinese Folklore and Ancient Writing and Office of Social Science)

 

 
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