Music in China Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

ISBN-10: 0195301242

ISBN-13: 9780195301243

Edition: 2008

Authors: Frederick Lau

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Music in China is one of many case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. Itsets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit fora list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Music in China offers a unique exploration of the rich, dynamic, and multifaceted Chinese musical landscape. In contrast with previous scholarship--which focused almost exclusively on the role of music in elite culture--this volume takes a balanced look at a variety of traditional and moderngenres, including those performed among local and regional folk musicians, in academia, in the media, and on concert stages both inside and outside of China. Using the interrelated themes of identity, modernization, and ideology as a narrative framework, author Frederick Lau discusses the musicalfeatures of the selected genres, the processes through which they came into existence, and related socio-political issues. Lau draws on his own extensive fieldwork and performance experience in both mainland China and its diasporic communities to show how the ever-changing Chinese musical traditiontakes on particular meanings in China, in overseas Chinese communities, and in diverse international settings. Enhanced by eyewitness accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, vivid illustrations, and hands-on listening activities, Music in China provides an accessible and engaging introduction to Chinese music. It is packaged with an 80-minute audio CD containing examples of themusic discussed in the book.
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Preface CD Track
List Notes on Romanization, Spelling, Chinese Names
Music of the People First Encounter
Teahouse Music in the Jiangnan Area Chordophone Aerophone Second Encounter
Xianshi in Chaozhou Region Amateur Music-Making in the People's
Republic of China Music Regionalism and the Meaning of Regional Music
Constructing National Music Defining National Music Guoyue
Institutions and National Music Conservatory
The Chinese Orchestra The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Solo Repertory in the Making
Solo Repertory for Dizi Solo Repertory for Erhu Blind Musician Abing (1893-1950)
Solo Repertory for Pipa Solo Repertory for Guzheng
Regional Musics with the National Soundscape
The Canton Guangdong region Instrumental Music
Guangdong yinyue Opera: Yueju Beijing Opera Fujian
Narrative Nanguan Vocal and Instrumental Genre The Jiangnan Area Ensemble Music
Jiangnan Sizhu Regional Variants of a Widespread Ensemble Music
Luogu and Chuida
Musical Interfaces between East and West
A Glimpse at Chinese Music in Europe and America Western Music in China Piano in China
New Voices in Chinese Music Chou Wen-Chung
New Wave Composers Popular Music Hong Kong Cantopop Minority Pop in the Mainstream
Music and Ideology Confucianism and Music Through Time
The Seven-stringed Zither
Guqin Amateur Music Clubs Dongjing Music of the Naxi People Music and Ideology in the People's
Republic of China Revolutionary Songs for the Masses Model Opera
Yangbanxi Conclusion
Chinese Music Beyond China Expressing Chineseness
Musically Traditional Music in the Diaspora Cantonese Music Clubs in the New World
Expressing Chaozhouness in Bangkok
Thailand Chinese Music Singaporean
Style Circulation of Popular Music of Various Sorts Jon Jang, the Chinese
Jazzman Mandarin Song Singing Clubs Chinese Chorus and Singing/Karaoke beyond
Asia Something New, Something Old
Chinese Music at a Crossroad
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