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International Journal of Martial Arts - Vol. 9

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International Journal of Martial Arts - Vol. 9, No. 0, pp. 16-26
Abbreviation: IJMA
ISSN: 2287-8599 (Online)
Print publication date 01 Mar 2024

Development Strategy of Chinese Dragon-lion Sport under the Perspective of World Intangible Heritage—Comparative Study with Taekwondo’s Heritage Application
Zhi Zhang1 ; Weinan Zhou2, * ; Menglei Liu2 ; Sung-Kyung Cho2
1Guangxi Normal University, Guilin 541006, China
2Kyung-Hee University, Yongin-si 17104, Korea

Correspondence to : *


This study explores the characteristics, current development, and comparisons of Dragon-lion Sport and Taekwondo from the perspective of world intangible cultural heritage, and then proposes their future development strategies. It utilizes methods such as literature review and logical analysis and has accessed nearly 10 years of relevant literature through CNKI for collation and induction. By analyzing and comparing the popularity, economy, and cultural characteristics of Dragon-lion Sport and Taekwondo, and investigating their development status in China and internationally, the future development strategies for these two sports have been proposed. Under the perspective of world intangible heritage, the future development of Chinese Dragon-lion Sport should be promoted through emerging media domestically and abroad, enhancing the recognition of dragon and lion culture. The government and relevant departments should increase funding and cooperate with ASEAN regions to jointly promote the international organization and collaboration of Dragon-lion Sport, considering joint applications with ASEAN countries for world intangible cultural heritage registration. The future development of Taekwondo should focus on the pursuit of traditional martial arts history and cultural values, highlighting Taekwondo’s ability to enhance South Korean social cohesion, promote national unity and social stability, and facilitate the joint registration of world intangible cultural heritage between South Korea and North Korea.

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