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A Case Study of Autonomous Management of Folk Custom Organization "Dragon Committee"

Hu yan, Qi xue, Hu Qianqian


There is a gap between the implementation of the official protection system and local identity in the management of
intangible cultural heritage in China. As a local folk custom organization that manages national intangible cultural heritage projects, Dragon
Committee integrates the protection and inheritance of intangible cultural heritage into the governance of rural society. This innovative
model of integrated protection and management of intangible cultural heritage, which is born in rural society, provides an example for
other folk custom organizations. This paper expounds the logic of autonomy in its organization from three aspects: the division of labor, the
election of personnel and the fi nancial supervision; On the other hand, it discusses the governance mechanism of folk organizations in local
village society from the dialogue and interaction between folk organizations and administrative power in local village society. At the same
time, through the phenomenon that the organization borrows national symbols and moves closer to government organizations, it is proposed
that village folk organizations can achieve their own development mode in the balance between the two opposite orientations of approaching
the government and strengthening autonomy.


civil autonomy; Folk organizations; Dragon Committee; Intangible Cultural Heritage Management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/modern-management-forum.v6i10.5839