Philosophy Department

Lanlan Kuang

Lanlan Kuang, Ph.D.

Co-Director, China-U.S. Ethnic Cultural Exchange and Joint Research Initiatives (CH-US ECEJRI)

Study Abroad Grant Selection Committee Member, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Secretary General, North America Region, International Youth Image Creatives Union

Education

  • Ph.D. in Folklore & Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. minor in East Asian Studies from Indiana University Bloomington (2012)

Research Interests

Aesthetics, Heritage and Tradition, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Museum and Tourism, Performance Studies, Media Studies, Identity and Body Politics, Institutionalization, Historicalization, Ethnic and Cultural Policies, Buddhist and Taoist arts, Globalization and Transnationalism.

Recent Research Activities

2017 "Enacting Sustainability: Education, Economy, and Ecology in China's Porcelain Capital Jingdezhen," Sharing Cultures 2017 - 5th International Conference on Intangible Heritage, Barcelos, Portugal (September 6-8) 

2016 “Imagining the Silk Road: Dunhuang Mural Music and Dance”, the 41st Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Delray Beach, Florida, USA (September 28–October 2)

2016 “Samarra-blue and Jingdezhen Kaolinite: Cultural Envoys of China’s Blue-and-White Porcelain, Then and Now,” “Sino-Islamic Artistic Exchanges” Panel, The 2016 AAS-in-Asia Conference, Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan (June 24-27)

2015 “Divine Messengers from Foreign Skies? Winged Deities in Chinese Classical Dunhuang Mural Dance,” The 2015 Society of Dance History Scholars/Congress Of Research on Dance Joint Annual Conference, “Cut and Paste:  Dance Advocacy in the Age of Austerity,” Athens, Greece (June 4-7)

2015 “(Un) consciousness? - Music in the Context of Chinese Aesthetics, in the Case of Laozi,” 2nd International Conference on Music and Consciousness, Oxford University, London (April 14-17)

2014 “Blue Screen, Computerized Notation, and Ethnographic Filming: Safeguarding Chinese Intangible Heritage,” Shifting Dialogues III: Documenting Asian Art and Performance: Embodied Knowledge, Virtuality & the Archive, Helsinki, Finland (December 2-6)

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • Kuang, Lanlan. “‘Otto’ and ‘Rumi’: A Case Study on the Constitutive Interactions between Foreign Traveling Artists (Jingpiao) and Jingdezhen’s Ceramic Cultural Landscape, Folklore Research, Vol. 6, (November 2016).

  • Kuang, Lanlan. “Staging the Silk Road Journey Abroad: In the Case of Dunhuang Performative Arts,” M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture (October 2016).

  • Kuang, Lanlan, “Impact of Multimedia and Agency on Safeguarding and Promoting Folk Songs as Intangible Cultural Heritage,” Safeguarding and Promotion of Folk Songs in the Contemporary Society. Vinh (Vietnam): Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (VICAS), 2015, p.125-150.

  • Rudy McDaniel and Lanlan Kuang. 2015. "Cross-Cultural Cinematic Communication: Learning from the Information Design Process for a Sino-American Film Competition," in Communication Design Quarterly.

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Kuang, Lanlan. “(Un) consciousness? – Music in the Daoist Context of Nonbeing (wuwei 无為),” Music and Consciousness 2, Edited by David Clarke, Eric Clarke and Ruth Herbert. Oxford University Press. (Forthcoming)

  • Kuang, Lanlan. “Tang Dynasty (A.D. 681-907) Poetic Narratives of Musical Cosmopolitanism,” Music and Literature in Asian History, Edited by David Dennen. Brill Word and Music Studies series. (Manuscript in Progress)

Awards

2016 - Present    Distinguished Fellow, Key Research Institutes in Humanities and Social Sciences (Cultural and New Media Development), Shanghai, PRC

2013 - Present    Distinguished Fellow, Center for Folk and Ethnic Literature and Art Development, Ministry of Culture, PRC

2015      Foreign Research Specialist, Northwest University for Nationalities, PRC

2008      Fulbright-IIE Grant (Country: China)

2006      Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Traveling Scholar at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2004      China Hengdian Film Award, Documentary in Humanity Arts Category

1997      China National Award for International Reports

Activities

2016 “Staging Dunhuang Mogao Caves: Treasures from Along the Silk Road,” Visiting a Library, A Museum or a Cultural Institution in Your City: Discovering Chinese Images, Representations and Heritage, The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Southeast Chapter, an affiliate of the American Library Association, 2016 Fall Program, Rollins College, Orlando, Florida

2016 “Heritage, Performance, and Ethnography in the Digital Age,” University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

2013-14 Co-Produce and Co-Direct SINO-AMERICAN University Student Micro-Film Competition, Presented by CHINA-U.S. Ethnic Cultural Exchange & Joint Research Initiatives, and UCF College of Arts & Humanities, a part of the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Miami International Film Festival.

2014 “Negotiating for New Meanings: Intertextuality in the Staging Processes of the Dunhuang Dance Dramas," The 2014 SDHS/CORD joint annual conference, "Writing Dancing/Dancing Writing,”, Iowa City, Iowa (November 13-16)

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10295 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
10692 HUM3401 Asian Humanities Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80498 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
91529 PHI3800 Aesthetics Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10298 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available
10700 HUM3401 Asian Humanities Face2Face Tu,Th 10:30AM - 11:45AM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80508 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Available
No Description Available
81714 PHI3800 Aesthetics Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Mar 23, 2017

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