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Chinese Music

3rd Edition

Part of Introductions to Chinese Culture

  • Author: Jie Jin, Chinese Conservatory of Music
  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521186919

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  • Unique and complex in style, traditional Chinese music forms a fascinating part of China's cultural heritage. This accessible, illustrated introduction to Chinese music takes the reader through the 8000-year history of China's musical instruments, the diversity of Chinese folk music, the development of China's famous operas and the modern Chinese music industry. From classical to contemporary styles, Jin Jie explores the influence that Chinese music has had around the world.

    • An accessible introduction to the unique, ancient and diverse world of Chinese music
    • Written by a Chinese expert whose work is not widely available in the West
    • Full colour illustrations support the discussion throughout
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    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521186919
    • length: 156 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 156 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.29kg
    • contains: 92 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The evolution of Chinese music
    2. The connotation of ancient music of China
    3. Varieties of Chinese musical instruments
    4. Chinese folk songs
    5. Singing and dancing of ethnic groups
    6. Quyi music of China
    7. Chinese music today
    8. The Sino-foreign exchange of music
    Appendix: chronological table of the Chinese dynasties.

  • Author

    Jie Jin, Chinese Conservatory of Music
    Jie Jin teaches in the Musicology Department of the Chinese Conservatory of Music. She is a member of the World Ethnic Music Society and is part of the Chinese Musicians' Association. She has published a number of works on Chinese music.

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