Research of Yueh-Related Cultures in Terms of Comparative Folklore in Circum-East-China-Sea Area.
Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Kyushu Joshi Daigaku (Kyushu Women' s University)(1990)|
SUZUKI Mitsuo(1990) Professor of Kyushu Women' s University, 文学部, 教授 (30052955)
鈴木 満男 九州女子大学, 文学部, 教授
ADACHI Yoshihiro Researcher of Kyushu Bunkashi Kenkyu Shisetu (Center for Research of Cultural Hi, 九州文化史研究施設, 研究員 (60175891)
HIDEMURA Kenji Lecturer of Meisei University, 人文学部, 専任講師 (60218724)
NAOE Hiroji Professor Emeritus of Tsukuba University, 名誉教授 (10015323)
|Project Period (FY)
1988 – 1990
Completed(Fiscal Year 1990)
|Budget Amount *help
¥8,800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥8,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1990 : ¥5,500,000 (Direct Cost : ¥5,500,000)
Fiscal Year 1989 : ¥3,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥3,300,000)
|Keywords||China / Zhejiang Province / Comparative Folklore / Cultural Anthropology / Village Research / Traditional Customs and Beliefs / Post-War Transformation|
Scholars concerned with anthropological and historical research of East Asia generally agree on the decisive influence of Yueh culture on the formation of Yayoi Culture in pre-historic Japan. Knowledgc of actual cultural process occurred in the Circum-East-China-Sea area needs, however, an in -depth clarification in terms of Comparative Folklore ; it is simply because historical documents and archeological remains tell us little about various ethnic groups and their distinctive cultures.
Our assumption is : folk customs found among Han and non-Han peoples in the southeastern coastal area of China mainland still keep, in the form of "cultural survivals," those cultural elements which are descended from ancient Yueh culture, that is to say, what we call "Yueh-related" elements. We tried to find them through intensive field research of villages as well as rather extensive looking into the geographical distribution of various folk customs.
In the 1st year, we walked around widely along the coastal area of Fujian Province, which helped us to get acquainted with some difficulties, mainly bureaucratic inconveniences, confronting foreign researchers of China. In the 2nd and 3rd years, we successfully managed to construct our research plan in northern and middle-southern districts of Zhejiang Province with satisfactory cooperation with men from Hangzhou University
Besides several articles published in Japan by some of us, we will soon publish in Chinese two books, collections of articles contributed also by Chinese researchers.
Research Products (14results)