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The Folk Performing Arts in ASEAN

Studies an anthropology of ASEAN’s folk performances. Compiles research papers and discussion on folk performing arts in terms of education and knowledge transferring, economics, politics, adaptation to pop culture, gender plurality, cultural identity, cultural networking, crisis and protection. Demonstrates promotion of folk performances in Lao PDR and Cambodia. Explicates touristic performing arts in Bali, Siam Niramit’s, and in the Philippines. Investigates folk dance modernization in Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Indonesia. Exemplifies relations among folk performances, narratives, beliefs, ritual, and wedding ceremony