The song and dance traditions of the Tibetan peoples of Diqing Prefecture are numerous and varied. Of these traditions, Guozhuang is cited as one of the oldest and most centrally traditional pieces of folk heritage. However, Guozhuang varies even within Diqing Prefecture. This paper addresses the basic form and structure of Guozhuang as well as variations between Benzilan and Shangri-la Guozhuang, two places separated not only by geographical distance but also the encroachment of development on traditional culture.
Ethnomusicology | Music | Music Performance | Other Languages, Societies, and Cultures | Social and Cultural Anthropology
du Breuil, Christina, "Tibetan Guozhuang in Diqing Autonomous Prefecture: A Comparative Musical Analysis" (2012). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. Paper 1459.
Appendix 1 Dinuo Wedding Sound Map and Sheet Music
du Breuil Appendix 2 Trinyi House Building Sound Map and Sheet Music.doc (143 kB)
Appendix 2 Trinyi House Building Sound Map and Sheet Music
du Breuil Appendix 3dot2 Benzilan Guozhuang Sound Map.doc (84 kB)
Appendix 3.2 Benzilan Guozhuang Sound Map
du Breuil Appendix 3dot2 Benzilan Music.docx (1639 kB)
Appendix 3.2 Benzilan Music
du Breuil Appendix 4 photographs.doc (2673 kB)
Appendix 4 photographs
du Breuil Appendix 5, 6 and 7 Itinerary, Reflection and Suggestions for Future Study.doc (33 kB)
Appendix 5, 6 and 7 Itinerary, Reflection and Suggestions for Future Study
Recording 1_ Wedding, Trinyi Village.MP3 (46031 kB)
Recording 1: Wedding, Trinyi Village
Recording 2_ House Building Celebration, Trinyi Village.MP3 (62645 kB)
Recording 2: House Building Celebration, Trinyi Village
Recording 3_ House Building Celebration, Benzilan.MP3 (54030 kB)
Recording 3: House Building Celebration, Benzilan.