Transmission of Xibo Music Culture in Northeast China: Development of School-Based Curriculum

  • Aiqing Yin
  • Yajie Bo
  • Bo Wah Leung
Part of the Landscapes: the Arts, Aesthetics, and Education book series (LAAE, volume 13)


It has been 246 years since Xibo migrated southerly to Yili of Xinjiang Province. Xibo developed its own traditional music culture through inheritance, renovation, assimilation and compromise with Han, Wei, Hui, Kazak, Russia and other nations. The aim of this chapter is to report an exploration on how ethnical music is inherited in schools’ music education, through a cases study of Xibo school-based music curriculum; collaborative development of music textbooks with the local music faculties; gathering up to 53 folk songs, eight instrumental pieces of Dongbuer, and six dance forms. To a certain extent, these works promotes the heritage of Xibo music culture in school education.


Middle School Learner Agency Evil Spirit National Minority Folk Song 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of MusicNortheast Normal UniversityChangchunChina
  2. 2.School of ArtYili Normal UniversityYiliChina
  3. 3.Department of Cultural and Creative ArtsThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongChina

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