Lives in Chinese Music
Edited by Helen Rees
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Lives in Chinese Music by Helen Rees
Book DescriptionUntil recently, most scholarly work on Chinese music in both Chinese and Western languages has focused on genres, musical structure, and general history and concepts, rather than on the musicians themselves. This volume breaks new ground by focusing on individual musicians active in different amateur and professional music scenes in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Chinese communities in Europe. Using biography to deepen understanding of Chinese music, contributors present contextualized portraits of rural folk singers, urban opera singers, literati, and musicians on both geographic and cultural frontiers. Contributors are Nimrod Baranovitch, Rachel Harris, Frank Kouwenhoven, Tong Soon Lee, Peter Micic, Helen Rees, Antoinet Schimmelpenninck, Shao Binsun, Jonathan P. J. Stock, and Bell Yung.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780252033797
(5830mm x 3895mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Helen Rees
Echoes of History, Hardback (December 2000)» View all books by Helen Rees
Based on fieldwork and documentary research, this study is a chronicle of 200 years of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County.
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Author Biography - Helen Rees
Helen Rees is a professor of ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the author of Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China.
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