Advisory board

Prof. Jonathan Stock

University College Cork, Ireland. Specialist in Chinese music, indigenous culture in Taiwan

Dr. Lidia Guzy

University College Cork, Ireland. Specialist in anthropology. Director of the Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre (MEWSC)

Prof. Helen Rees

University California, Los Angeles, USA. Specialist in musics of the Naxi and Han ethnic groups in Yunnan and intangible culture heritage in China. Ethics Advisor of ECura project.

Prof. Yu Hui

Yunnan University, China. Yunnan-based ethnomusicologist specializing in Chinese traditional music in the digital era and ethnic minority music in Yunnan.

Prof. Zhang Junping

Fudan University, China. Specialist in intelligence information processing, computer science. He will provide various computer and internet related technical guidance.

Dr. Elizabeth Kiely

University College Cork, Ireland. Chair of University Ethics Committee, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy. Ethics Advisor of ECura project.

Prof. Lonán Ó Briain

University of Nottingham, UK. Specialist in music and culture of Hmong Ethnicity in Vietnam. (Hmong are the same ethnicity as the Miao in ECura Project). External Independent Ethics Advisor.

Community leaders

The team works closely with community leaders in each village. These figures guide and approve activities, help us gather and share experience, and maintain good communications. The leaders’ role includes keeping in close contact with villagers who engage with the research and listening to their self-reflections on their communities and culture. Some of this can occur via the creation of groups on social media platforms such as WeChat when project starts. This allows interested and supportive villagers to gather together virtually and provides a space where the wider team can work together: sharing useful information, organizing cultural events, trying out aspects of the tailored platform programs, etc.. It also acts as a record of group chat, which can be reviewed regularly to identify patterns or problems. They regularly give feedback to other project team members. Up to eight community leaders spread across the three villages work 4-7 hours per person per week (46 weeks/per year) during years 1-4 (will add hours in year 4). Community leaders are chosen from among those have already actived in each location in proposing and organizing community cultural events and transmission.

Senior advisors

  • Deng Ke, Music program producer, China Central TV Station
  • Long Chengpeng, Chief editor of journal Ethnicity Today
  • Guo Xiaowei, Head of The Centre of Intangible Cultural Transmission, Preservation and Exhibition, Yao’an county, Yunnan
  • Su Junjie, Director of the Yunnan Provincial Research Base of Intangible Culture Heritage & Assoc. Prof. at School of Ethnology and Sociology, Yunnan University
  • Su Xiaoyin, Manager of Yunnan Yingda Film and TV Cultural Media Inc.
  • Liu Xiaojin, the founder Yuansheng Studio and TV documentary producer.