CyberFair Project ID: 7802

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Chuanju (Sichuang opera)
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Crescent Girls's School
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

2 students, ages 16 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 10, 2014. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2014

Classes and Teachers: LiLian

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Chongqing is located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River,the eastern edge of Sichuan Basin,across the east longitude 105'11'-110'11',north latitude 28'10'-32'13',the territory is hilly and mountainous.It has a long history and splendid culture.2000 years ago,Qin defeated Ba.At that time,the Three Kingdoms were in the jurisdiction of Shu.They were unified again after Wei and Jin dynasties.Chongqing was popular in the song dynasty.Here is a beautiful place with talented people.Chongqing has a splendid culture and colorful folk customs in the ancient times.The Sichuan opera was produced in Chongqing,almost all the people can show Zhezi opera,Club and troupes of Sichuan opera are active in village,singing through traveling all over the world.

2. Summary of Our Project

Through the interviews for old folk artists and cultural museum expert,study the origin,development,characteristics of Sichuan Opera deeply,we not only deeply feel the unique charm of Sichuan Opera,but also fully see the difficulties,we are trying to convey the charm of art to our classmates,all over the world,let more people like the traditional folk theatre.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:1

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

Difficult: 1. Very few local people sing opera, and ways of acquiring resources are less. 2. Students are not familiar with Dreameaver and Webpage making. 3. interview fee is shortage 4. Team activity time is serious insufficient

Solution: 1. Fully arousing the people around to find the old artist and experts of Sichuan Opera. 2. Learning while using, asking the teachers actively. 3. We have to raise funds by ourselves. 4. Make full use of the holiday in November from Singapore to China, carry out interview and other extracurricular activities

Experiences: 1. Methods can always be thought out. 2. Through the study, we can use the software freely. 3. To prepare enough money, and save every penny in the activity.. 4. Arrange the activity plan.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Nowadays, the global culture is influencing, conflict and combining each other, Sichuan Opera with a unique style and full of real life arouses people's attention. Although it is still in a weak position in the global competition, the medium of communication is not despised because of the less effects, media attention and less function. Although it has some weaknesses, subject to the constraints of time and space, it is the most direct and vivid media communication. So, we cherish Sichuan Opera, do our best to protect the original style and features of Sichuan Opera, to explore new local opera communication mode and method, to break the old elegance and vulgarity of Sichuan Opera, cherish those popular, full of real life, intuitive social life.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Encourage students in Singapore schools to participate in social practice in spare time, to put the comprehensive development of students as the starting point and the end, develop practical abilities and a spirit of innovation, to make the students meet the development needs of the international talents. Therefore, our topic gives students the opportunity to practice and use knowledge, let the students combine theoretical knowledge and practical experience.

Through this activity, whether in social communication ability or the knowledge, the students have greatly improved. They are no longer satisfied to go out to look, but more willing to participate in social activities; and its achievements are no longer confined to the form of written materials, but pay more attention to social influence.

Through the activities, the students have a deeper understanding on the Chongqing Sichuan opera culture, stimulate their feelings to the local culture.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Software: 1. Dreamweaver MX 2004 : Webpage making 2. WORD 2003 : Process documents 3. photshop 7.0\fireworks MX 2004 : Process images 4. ACDSee 5.0 : View photos 5. Microsoft IE 6.0 : Search for information 6. Cute FTP 7 : Convert files 7. QQ : Communication of information and technical advice

Hardware 1. Cell phone : Contact member and interviews 2. Digital camera : Archive meetings and interviews 3. U disk, mobile hard disk : Save back-up information 4. Computer : Process documents, create web pages 5. Dialup Internet Connection : Search for information, convert files 6. CISS : Technical support

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

In the course of our study, we visited the group of Sichuan Opera in Chongqing on November in holiday, also visited the relevant experts, they give us a lot of help, provides valuable information and photos to us. We also interviewed the related departments of the government, understood the protection planning of Sichuan opera. In addition, we also shared the results of our study with all the students, and we showed our Sichuan opera performances at the party, convey the traditional culture to our students. Most importantly, we hope people will pay more attention to the traditional art, the Sichuan Opera will be not lost, and let the national intangible cultural heritage can be developed.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Without our research, our younger generation include many of our Chinese communities know nothing at all about Sichuan Opera, even know nothing about the cultural connotations of Sichuan opera. Through my research, we share the results with the students and the community, let them understand the charm of Sichuan Opera, inspire them to understand and care this art.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Our material is mainly got through the visit and interview. Old folk artist provides many about Sichuan opera history information and photos for us, and accepted our visit, and introduced the history, characteristics and status of Sichuan Opera, Singapore National Library, Chongqing city library and the school library provide much convenience, and the teacher gave us a lot of guidance.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

In the course of the study, we found, to deeply study a project is really not easy. We have just heard of Sichuan Opera, through our in-depth study of Sichuan Opera, truly experience the unique charm of Sichuan Opera, Sichuan opera performances are closed to life, rough and simple, humorous and popular, be full of wit and humor, lyrics are simple and health, have full-bodied local flavor. It deserves to be called the 'national intangible cultural heritage'. We also see, more people now know less about Sichuan Opera, we hope that we can make more people know the charm of Sichuan Opera through this project.


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