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The Colorful Chinese Festivals

2017-12-13 00:06:57 作者:Peng Xinliang 信息来源:中外节庆网

Authors / Peng Xinliang

Publish/Anhui People’s Publishing House

 

1)Introduction

China has developed its splendid and profound culture during its long history of 5000 years. It has a vast territory, numerous nationalities as well as the colorful festivals. The rich festival activities have become the invaluable tourism resources. The traditional festivals, such as the Spring Festival, the Tomb-Sweeping Day, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Mid-Autumn Festival and the Double Ninth Festival as well as the festivals of ethnic minorities, are representing the excellent traditional culture of China and have become an important carrier bearing the spirits and emotions of the Chinese people, the spirit bond for the national reunification, national unity, cultural identity and social harmony, and the inexhaustible motive force for the development of the Chinese nation.

In order to spread the excellent traditional culture of China, and build the folk festival brand for our country, the Folk Festival Commission of the China Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science (CUAES) has worked with the Anhui People’s Publishing House to publish the Colorful Chinese Festival Series under the support from the State Council Information Office. For this purpose, the Folk Festival Commission has established the editorial board of the Colorful Chinese Festival Series, by inviting Mr. Steven Wood Schmader, the president and CEO of the International Festival And Events Association (IFEA); Mr. Feng Jicai, the executive vice-president of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles; Mr. Zhou Mingfu, the deputy director of the National and Religious Committee of the CPPCC as consultants; Dr. Peng Xinliang, the Secretary General of the Chinese National Festival Committee as the chief editor; and 16 famous scholars as the members to organize, plan, select and determine the topics and determine the authors. After the establishment of the board, 50 famous experts and scholars in the field of festivals and the festival planners with extensive experiences have been invited to jointly edit the series.

The planning of the Colorful Chinese Festival Series is to promote the traditional Chinese culture, explore the local and unique cultures, showcase the charms of the festivals of the Chinese nation, express the gorgeous and colorful folk customs and create a festival image for cities. The target consumers of the series are the readers both at home and abroad who are interested in the festivals in China, and the purpose of the series is to promote the traditional culture and modern culture of China in the world and make the world know China in a better way by using the festivals as carrier. The editorial board requests the editors shall integrate the theories and practices and balance the expertise and the popularity.

At present, the first part of the series will be published, namely the Festivals in Spring, the editorial work of the part has been started in April, 2012 and completed in June, 2013. During this period of time, the editorial board has held six meetings to discuss with the authors and translators in terms of the compiling styles, outlines, first draft and translation to improve the draft and translation; and consult with the publishing house in terms of the graphic design, editorial style and publishing schedule to improve the cultural quality of the series.

This series are the product of the cooperation between the Folk Festival Commission and the Anhui People’s Publishing House. Anhui People’s Publishing House is the first publishing house of its kind in Anhui Province, which has a history of more than 60 years, and has been in the leading position in terms of foreign transmission. The Folk Festival Commission is the only organization at the national level in the field of the research of the Chinese festivals, which has rich expert resource and local festival resource. The series have integrated the advantageous resources of both parties. We will be delighted and gratified to see that the series could promote the foreign transmission of the Chinese culture, promote the inheritance and preservation of the traditional and folk cultures, express the cultural charms of China and build the festival brand and image of China.

The Colorful Chinese Festival Series is bearing the wisdoms and knowledge of all of its authors and the great efforts of the editors, and explaining the splendid cultures of the Chinese nation. We hereby sincerely express our gratitude to the members of the board, the authors, the translators and the personnel in the publishing house for their great efforts and to all friends from all walks of the society for their supports. We hope you can provide your invaluable opinions for us to further promote the following works so as to show the world our excellent festival culture.

 

2)The Colorful Chinese Festivals

The Spring Festival

The Lantern Festival

The Tomb-Sweeping Day

The Dragon Boat Festival

The Double Seventh Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival   

The Double Ninth Festival

The Water Splashing Festival

The Torch Festival

Naadam

 

3)The Editorial Committee

Consultant:

Steven Wood Schmader, President and CEO of the International Festival & Events Association (IFEA)

Feng Jicai, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPPCC National Committee, Vice Chairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles

Zhou Mingfu, Deputy director of the National and Religious Committee of the Eleventh CPPCC National Committee,Former deputy director of the State Ethnic Affairs Commission of China

 

Editorial Board: (arranged by strokes of surnames)

Cao Yaxin, Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Culture Network Communication Research Association

Chen Juan, Deputy Director of Foreign Cooperation Dept. of Anhui People's Publishing House

Huang Zhongcai, Vice president of Chinese anthropological and Ethnological Research Society

Liu Zhe, Edit-in-chief of Anhui People's Publishing House

Peng Xinliang, Edit-in-chief of Global Festival Network, Vice Chairman of China branch of International & Events Association

Qi Yongfeng, Director and professor of the academic committee of the Institute of cultural development, Communication University of China

Ruan Quan, Professor of Foreign Languages College, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

Tian Qian, Professor, director of Southwestern University Department of Anthropology and ethnology

Wei Ronghui, Deputy Curator of the Chinese National Museum

Xiao Fang, Professor ,Director of Institute of Folklore and Social Development, Beijing Normal University

Xing Li, Professor, School of Literature and Communication, Minzu University of China

Xu Min, President of Anhui People's Publishing House

Zhang Gang, Director of the Academic Committee of the National folklore Development Center of Ministry of Culture

Zhang Nuan, Chairman of China branch of International & Events Association

Zhang Shuguang , Research Librarian of the National Library of China

Zhang Yue, Professor, Secretary of the National Research Institute of Yunnan University

 

Chief Editor:

Peng Xinliang, Edit-in-chief of Global Festival Network, Vice Chairman of China branch of International & Events Association

 

4)Brief Introduction to the Chief Editor

 

 

        Peng Xinliang, Doctor of Laws, graduated from the School of International Studies, Renmin University of China. He is now the Secretary-General of the Ethnic Festival Specialized Committee of China Anthropology & Ethnology Research Institute, and the Vice-Chairman of the International Festivals & Events Association in China. He initiated the website “Chinese Festivals” (www.jieqing365.com) and the magazine Chinese Ethnic Festivals in 2010, and since then he has been the editor-in-chief of the magazine. He is mainly engaged in the researches on cultural communication and cultural diplomacy, cultural industry, and cultural soft power. At the same time, he is a Visiting Professor of the School of Public Administration, University of International Business and Economics.

 

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