Abstract: Music and performing art of the Tai Lue ethnic group in Xishuangbanna, China is the integrated cultural performance. It displays a combination of the elements of the East and West sides according to globalization. Cultural management was carried out according to the policy of the Chinese government that aimed to promote economic growth and tourism. The objectives of the study thus were: To analyze the history and background of the management of Tai Lue traditional music and performing art; to analyze the current situation of the management of Tai Lue traditional music and performing art and to examine the ways to develop the management of Tai Lue traditional music and performing art. The study places included Chiang Rung, Muang Hum and Xishuangbanna in Yunnan, China. Samples included 48 informants who were purposively chosen. They were 12 knowledgeable persons, 18 practitioners and 18 others. The present study used a qualitative approach in collecting data. The study was based on an analysis of relevant documents and researches by means of observation, structured interviews and group conversation. Data analysis was presented by a descriptive means.
Tinnakorn Attapaiboon, Jarernchai Chonpairot and Boonsom Yodmalee, 2012. Guidelines for Development and Management of Tai Lue Traditional Music and Performing Arts of Yunnan, China. The Social Sciences, 7: 746-752.