CyberFair Project ID: 8569

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: Traditional Nanguan Music Reimagined at Lukang
Category: 8. Local Music and Art Forms

School: Ludong elementary school
    Lukang, Taiwan, Taiwan

9 students, ages 11-12 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 9, 2021. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2017,2018,2019,2020

Classes and Teachers: 3

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Our School's Web Site: http://

Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Although Lukang has caused the water transport function to disappear due to siltation of the port, and the shift of political and economic focus, it has been silent for more than a hundred years, but the rich cultural assets left by the ancestors have not disappeared, with the rise of the local culture trend, plus The government's emphasis on cultural assets, whether it is sightseeing, traditional customs ?music, searching for sacred pilgrimages, pilgrimages or tasting food snacks.

2. Summary of Our Project

We are a group of sixth-grade students from Ludongguo. We are interested in using web design to explore the cultural industry in which Traditional Nanguan Music has gradually disappeared. Among the first settlers to come to Taiwan in the mid-17th century were Han Chinese from Quanzhou, who set up Nanyin or Nanguan music groups in Tainan. As commerce and settlement spread northward, so did the music, moving gradually up to Lugang and finally to Taipei. Over the past few decades more Nanguan groups have sprung up. In recent years Nanguan has received the attention and patronage of the government as well, and has been taught at some schools. This highly regional music is clearly becoming something of a cultural mainstay in Taiwan.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

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

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

I think the biggest problem in the group is lack of time. In the school can only use a short lunch break time, and some of the number is often unable to come because many people in this group have other positions are also lunch time meeting. So we use winter vacation more leisure time, and went to the school together to do the site, will be additional at home production. Members of this group are business management department. In the computer program is not often contact, so do not familiar with using it. Thanks teachers carefully taught almost zero from the beginning. If there are small places unknown we will support each other, or Find answers from the web yourself. Every week we will have a meeting for making and discussing website, and draw up a goal, everyone assign different jobs, some teammate may not hand out on time because of the personal reasons, caused our inconvenience, Otherwise we will review our job assign, readjust, and let the finished teammates help those who were unfinished, helping each other, and play our team force.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through our research on the Cyberfair project over the six-month period, we finally got a chance to understand the art of Nanguan in depth. From a historical perspective, the wealth of antique content in Nanguan music and prosody imbues it with an unctuously archaic and Chinese quality. We finally started to understand the uniqueness of shuochang. It can be performed by five, or more people in different ways.We through lots of interviews and practice s to finish our Topic, and by the process we promoted a lot of concept of Nanguan music. Even grant questionnaires (over 150 papers) and game designed, also let more people to understanding Nanguan music. Our team was motivated by the support and encouragement of our teachers and parents. We obtained many valuable experiences different from school curriculum through the opportunity to participate in this CyberFair. We felt mixed emotions and grew up much. Working together to complete a work was our best reward.

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

We discussed during our lunch break, using websites making skill in computer class, analysis skill in business class, and language logic in English class. In addition to teachers help, we also visited businessmen, made some investigations ,found some books and looked for studios to learn how to make paper ,and we gained a lot.

Project Elements

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

Device name Tools Notes Hardware Computers, Laptops Execute all softwares Printer Print data and questionnaires External Hard Disk Store data, photos,videos Fiber Optical Network Network Communication Software word Word Processing photocap Image Processing and Edit Namo WebEditor ?Dreamweaver Webpage Design and Edit General Device Phone Contact Digital Cameras, Video Recorder Take photos, Record videos

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

In order to accomplish this Cyberfair project, we interviewed Mrs. CHANG,CHUEH-FEN, the Director of Cultural Affairs Bureau, Mrs. LI,CHING-LING, the principal of Ludong elementary school, Mr. CHEN,FENG-NAN?YU,NENG-TUNG?SHIH,CHIH-KUAN?HSU,YAO-SHENG?WU,MIN-TSUI?CHENG,JU-HSIU, the teacherss ofNanguan club . We modified the interview questions and the content of the questionnaires . The support and encouragement by many people during the process motived us forward. During our interviews, we were touched by their concentration on practice. I hope that we could contribute a bit through this Cyberfair project and make more people become aware of and enjoy traditional music.

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

Through this project, I not only knew many Chinese music instruments, but also learned that wonderful music was produced by the constant efforts of many performers, which proved the old saying that ten minutes on the stage took ten years of practice by the performer. In the future, in order to have good achievement in any task, besides teamwork, we shall rely on our constant practice to success. From the course of this special study, we have learned about the traditional Nanguan music .Nanguan or Nanyin is a living musical fossil still very much alive in Taiwan. It has embedded within it centuries of ethnic memoryto tradition' to more people.

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

In this Tyaditional Nanguan music research process, we have set up local communities many times. In addition to visiting the masters, we also conducted questionnaires in the LUNG-SHAN temple,. The local elders are very enthusiastic about us. For the gradual disappearance of the cultural Nanguan music, we realized that local people agree with the coexistence of the early ancestors and the tradition, and we also support the school to establish a Nanguan Music Student association. We also hope that the spirit and cultural value of Nanguan will be recreated by the people of Taiwan. On our project website, besides introducing the history and development of Nanguan, we have also presented different activities to introduce, learn, share, and experience Nanguan. Through our website, visitors can learn about not only the historical origin and uniqueness of Nanguan, but also creative ways to have fun with the art of Nanguan.


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