Art and Design, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Sep  2020, Pages 26-33; DOI:

“Chuanling” Art, the Unique Ritual of “Nianli” in Zhanjiang

Art and Design, Vol. 3, Issue 3, Sep  2020, Pages 26-33.


Yunjun Chen 1*

1 School of Fine Arts and Design, Lingnan Normal University, Zhanjiang, China

Received: 15 June 2020; Accepted: 20 July 2020; Published: 30 July 2020

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There are various activities and performances in annual “Nianli” of Zhanjiang area, among which the traditional “Chuanling” Nuo technique is incredible and has a unique mystery, which often arouses people’s desire for debate and exploration. This article starts from the historical development of Leizhou Peninsula and the formation of folk belief change, traces the local folk life and sacrificial culture, analyzes the historical and cultural causes of “Chuanling”, and then reveals its goodness, punishment, vigilance, and education through its external manifestations. The cultural connotation of all sentient beings, and its profound social significance behind the positive role and intention of maintaining social stability and unity, promoting rural relations and promoting local economic prosperity and development.


Zhanjiang, “Nianli”, “Chuanling”


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