The Reproduction of Intangible Heritage Successors in Heritage Tourism

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: 423
Oral Presentation
Fang LU , the School of Vocational & Technical Education, Yunnan University of Nationalities, Yunnan University of Nationalities, Kunming,Yunnan, China
With the development of heritage tourism, intangible heritage became a kind of tourism attraction, which holds a fascination for the tourists all over the world who try to touch the landscape, human heritage, and customs of other places. In this way, intangible heritage successors became attractions, for they can be good guides for the tourists. They can tell the legend, the origin, the meaning of the intangible heritage and they can also show some skill about the intangible for the tourists. What's more, they can get some financial support from the government because they have the duty to pass the skill on. Gradually, the way of selection of the successors, the explanation of the intangible heritage and the inheritance of the intangible heritage are changing. For they will inherit the heritage within the ethnic group, they will deal with all kinds of relations outside the group, and then another kind of reproduction within themselves can be seen. In this article, the writers will discuss the reproductions of the successor of Fire Ritual of Yi People, the successor of Husa Knife-forging of Jingpo and the successor of King Yalu Heroic Poetry of Hmong.