The Digital Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in China: A Survey
The digital preservation of intangible cultural heritage has become a major emphasis and challenge in China. This study investigated the state of the field by examining the activities of the local Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Centers at Nanyang, Kaifeng, Xianning, Chibi, Sanming and Jingdezhen, using semi-structured interviews to document the status of digital preservation of intangible cultural heritage in China. This study found that the digital preservation system of Chinese cultural heritage has a clear structure and pluralistic components. The centers are rich in digital resources, but disordered in their storage, and are supported by policies, but weak in the area of management. It is necessary to further clarify these institutions’ rights and responsibilities, formulate storage standards, build shared platforms, and strengthen digital preservation management.
Intangible cultural heritage; Digital preservation; Field survey; Semi-structured interviewing; China
ZHOU, Yaolin; SUN, Jingqiong; and HUANG, Yujing (2019) "The Digital Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage in China: A Survey" in Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, Volume 48, Issue 2, Pages 95–103, ISSN (Online) 2195-2965, ISSN (Print) 2195-2957, De Gruyter editions, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2019-0004 , [online] Available at: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/pdtc.2019.48.issue-2/pdtc-2019-0004/pdtc-2019-0004.xml [Accessed 28/08/2019]