Lanlan Kuang

Lanlan Kuang, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Email: Lanlan.Kuang@ucf.edu
  • Phone: 407-823-2195
  • Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 9:30am - 10:00am. Please email for confirmation.
  • Campus Location: PSY0242

Biography

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

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

Education

  • Ph.D. in Folklore & Ethnomusicology, Ph.D. minor in East Asian Studies from Indiana University Bloomington (2012)
  • M.A. in Folklore & Ethnomusicology, minor in East Asian Studies from Indiana University Bloomington (2004)
  • B.A. in Music & English (Double Major), COAS Dean's Award from University of North Florida (2000)

Research Interests

Asian Arts and Humanities; Heritage, Tradition, and Performative Memories; Silk Road and Dunhuang Studies; Folklore and Ethnomusicology; Multimedia and Film Studies; Aesthetics

Recent Research Activities

Invited Lectures

2018 “Performance and Performativity in Dunhuang Mural Dance Study.” Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China

2017 “Staging China: ‘China-scapes’ and the Dunhuang Performative Narratives.” The First “Belt and Road” International Symposium on Cultural and Art Exchanges and Cooperation,  jointly hosted by Chinese National Academy of Arts, Dunhuang Research Academy, and the Cultural Development Strategy Research Center of CNAA, Dunhuang, Gansu Province, China

2016 "Heritage, Performance, and Fieldwork in the Digital Age." Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

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

2014 “Performative Images in the Dunhuang Arts.” Asian Society of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

2013 “From Clay to Landscape: Creating Harmony with Chinese Porcelain.” Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida


International Academic Conferences (Peer-Review)

2019 “Re-designing the Sacred Landscape: China’s Ecological Aesthetics and Economy Past and Present in the Case of Mount Tiantai” Thirteenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices, St. Petersburg, Russia (Mar 1-3)

2018 “The Shanghai Grassroots Jasmine: A Case Study on Shanghai Workers’ Union Art Troupe and the Jiangnan Silk and Bamboo Tradition” The 63rd Annual Conference of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Nov 15-18)

2018 "In the Images of Palace Ladies – Re-Imagining Bodhisattva under Tang (618-907) court aesthetics" The 22nd Southeast Early China Roundtable Conference, Jacksonville, Florida (Oct 19-21)

2018 Philosophy of Music Panel, XXIV World Congress of Philosophy 2018 Conference (WCP2018), Beijing, China (Aug 13-20)

2018 “The Shanghai Grassroots Jasmine: Preliminary Study on Shanghai Workers’ Union Art Troupe and the Jiangnan Silk and Bamboo Tradition” ICTM (International Council for Traditional Music) MEA Meeting, Seoul, Republic of Korea (August 21-23)

2018 "Choreographing Dunhuang: China's Silk Road Theme Dance Dramas," Panel on "Performance, *Shibai*, *Biǎoxiàn*: The Ethics and Challenges of Translation," Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Boston, MA (August 1-5) 

2017 Round table on "Technological Environment of New Media and Open-Ended Training Pattern for Creative Media Talents," HASTAC 2017 Conference, Orlando, Florida (November 2-4)

2017 “China’s “One Belt One Road” Initiative and the Institutionalization of Dunhuang Performing Arts,” Panel on “Normative Structures, Creative Participation, and the Institutionalization of Cultural Forms,” Society of Ethnomusicology Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado (October 26-29)

2017 “‘Lotus Aloft:’ Building Global Audience Communities of Buddhist Imagination through Dance,” Panel on “Landscapes, Supernatural Powers and the Imagination of Communities,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 18-21)

2017 Belt and Road International Symposium on Cultural and Art Exchanges and Cooperation, jointly hosted by Chinese National Academy of Arts, Dunhuang Research Academy, and the Cultural Development Strategy Research Center of CNAA, Dunhuang, China (October 10-14) 

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) 

2017 “Dunhuang: The Contemporization of an Ancient Silk Road City,” CITY2017, the IAFOR International Conference on the City, Barcelona, Spain (July 14-16)

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. “China’s Emerging Food Media: Promoting Culinary Heritage in the Global Age.” Gastronomica: The Journal of Critical Food Studies. Vol. 17, No. 3, 68–81 (August 2017) Available at: http://gcfs.ucpress.edu/content/17/3/68

  • 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). Available at: Princeton University Library

  • 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. "Cross-Cultural Cinematic Communication: Learning from the Information Design Process for a Sino-American Film Competition," in Communication Design Quarterly, Vol. 4, Issue 1, 49-60 (November 2015)

Book Sections/Chapters

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

  • 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)

Book Reviews

  • Wilcox, Emily. Review of Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, by Kuang Lanlan. Asian Theater Journal, Volume 35, Number 1, Spring 2018, pp. 237-240.

    Available at: 10.1353/atj.2018.0029

  • Piao, Yongguang. “Approaching Chinese Arts from A Changing Perspective,” Review of Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, by Kuang Lanlan. Wu dao (Dance) 2017(2): 76-77.

    Available in: Yale University Library; Cambridge University Library

  • Zhang, Duo. “New Ethnographic Insights in Research on Dunhuang Arts —Review of Lanlan Kuang’s new book Dunhuang Performing Arts,” Review of Dunhuang Performing Arts: The Construction and Transmission of “China-scape” in the Global Context, by Kuang Lanlan. Forum on Folklore Culture 2016 (5): 117-120.

    Available in: Stanford University Library; Columbia University Library; Waseda University Library (Japan)     

Awardss

2017      Outstanding Research Paper in Education Category, Sharing Cultures 2017 - Fifth International Conference on Intangible Heritage, Barcelos, Portugal

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

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

2018 Fieldwork, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China

2018 Fieldwork, "He-he (harmony and unity) Philosophy", Taizhou, China

2018 Fieldwork, "Silk and Bamboo" (jiangnan sizhu) Music, Shanghai, China

2017 Fieldwork, Dunhuang Research Academy, Gansu Province, China

2017 Fieldwork, "Silk and Bamboo" (jiangnan sizhu) Music Preliminary Study, Shanghai, China

2013-16 Founding Co-Director, China-U.S. Ethnic Cultural Exchange and Joint Research Initiatives

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
11334 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 15:00:00 - 1900-01-01 16:15:00 Unavailable
No Description Available
10272 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 13:30:00 - 1900-01-01 14:45:00 Unavailable
No Description Available
10658 HUM3401 Asian Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 12:00:00 - 1900-01-01 13:15:00 Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80412 HUM2210 Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 13:30:00 - 1900-01-01 14:45:00 Available

This course explores the ideas and art forms from pre-history to the European Renaissance Era with an interdisciplinary approach. While this course presents a general survey introduction, special attention will be given to both western and non-western cultures, including the inter-related elements of art, literature, architecture, music, philosophy, religion, and politics. Each of the cultural elements will be examined for evidence of primary themes, values, and ideas present in the selected societies. We will also look at the presence or potential application of historical value systems in the modern world. By the end of the semester students should be able to: a) identify and discuss key elements from the course in an analytical manner; b) demonstrate basic research ability and presentation skills at university level; and c) fulfill the State of Florida Gordon Rule requirement.

80131 HUM2210H Honors Humanistic Tradition Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 10:30:00 - 1900-01-01 11:45:00 Available

This course explores the ideas and art forms from pre-history to the European Renaissance Era with an interdisciplinary approach. While this course presents a general survey introduction, special attention will be given to western and non-western cultures, including the inter-related elements of art, literature, architecture, music, philosophy, religion, and politics. Each of the cultural elements will be examined for evidence of primary themes, values, and ideas present in the selected societies. We will also look at the presence or potential application of historical value systems in the modern world. The course will have honors content. By the end of the semester students should be able to: a) identify and discuss key elements from the course in an analytical manner; b) demonstrate basic research ability and presentation skills at university level; and c) fulfill the State of Florida Gordon Rule requirement.

80464 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 12:00:00 - 1900-01-01 13:15:00 Available

This course explores the global developments and exchanges of ideas and arts forms of the Post- Renaissance and Baroque worlds from the mid-17th century to the present. Special attention will be given to western and non-western cultures, including the interrelated elements of art, literature, architecture, music, philosophy, religion, and politics. Each of the cultural elements will be examined for evidence of primary themes, values, and ideas present in the selected societies. We will also look at the presence or potential application of historical value systems in the modern world. By the end of the semester students should be able to: a) identify and discuss key elements from the course in an analytical manner; b) demonstrate basic research ability and presentation skills at university level; and c) fulfill the State of Florida Gordon Rule requirement.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10295 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 13:30:00 - 1900-01-01 14:45:00 Available
No Description Available
10692 HUM3401 Asian Humanities Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 12:00:00 - 1900-01-01 13:15:00 Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80498 HUM2230 Humanistic Tradition Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 12:00:00 - 1900-01-01 13:15:00 Available
No Description Available
91529 PHI3800 Aesthetics Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 1900-01-01 10:30:00 - 1900-01-01 11:45:00 Available
No Description Available

Updated: Oct 19, 2018