Digital Issue of the College of Transcultural Studies

The Initial Issue:NO.3


Program:Key project of “ Research for Language,Character of Chinese and Folk Culture from the Perspective of Transcultural Studies”, hosted by the Center of Folklore, Ancient Writing and Chinese Characters, Key Social Science Research Base under the Ministry of Education of P.R.China
The Social Role of Intellectuals and the Mass Collection of Folk Literature and Arts in the Construction of both Socialist Ideology and Folkloristics in 1950th
Dong Xiaoping

It has been constantly discussed that what is the position of the intellectuals in the research and writing of the folk literature and art during the historical progress of the theoretical construction of socialist ideology ,and folkloristics which has been focused on the research and collection of folk literature and arts during the movement of “learning from Soviet Union ” in the 1950th .The main point of the discussion is how the intellectuals develop in the socialist domain of politics, culture, academia and education, what are their functions in the transmission and development of Chinese traditional culture. There are also related issues, for example, how to evaluate the mass collection of folk literature and arts’ works. Can it be viewed as a scientific socialist movement or a means to respect the natural development of the national culture, or an advantageous way to embody the compatibility of socialist ideology and the promotion of cultural diversity? It needs to be retrospected in the theoretical history of the folkloristics (including folk literature and arts). ( Source: Research for Folklore,Ancient Writing and Chinese Characters,Vol.19,2017)