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Description - Lives in Chinese Music by Helen Rees

Until 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 Details

ISBN: 9780252033797
ISBN-10: 0252033795
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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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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