Nurturing Cultural Engagement and Learning Among Youth through Jingyun Dagu Traditional Chinese Folk Songs in Tianjin Municipality

Cultural Engagement and Learning Among Youth


  • Linjiao Yao College of Music, Mahasarakham University
  • Peerapong Sensai College of Music, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
  • Kittikun Junkate College of Music, Mahasarakham University, Thailand


This study delves into the intricate relationship between traditional Chinese folk songs, specifically Jingyun Dagu, and cultural engagement, learning, and teaching among the youth in Tianjin Municipality. Drawing on a comprehensive literature review, this research navigates the historical evolution of Jingyun Dagu, its role in preserving cultural heritage, and its integration into modern education. Employing a dual data collection approach involving document analysis and fieldwork techniques, this study engages key informants – legal inheritors of Jingyun Dagu – to unravel the nuances of this art form's journey. The findings highlight the transformative potential of cultural heritage, emphasizing its ability to bridge the past and present, engage learners, and foster cultural pride. The integration of Jingyun Dagu into curricula and workshops emerges as a means to transmit history, values, and societal norms. This study underscores the dynamic nature of cultural heritage and its role in shaping a meaningful and relevant educational experience.