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Author Liu, Jingzhi, 1935-

Title A critical history of new music in China / Liu Ching-Chih ; translated by Caroline Mason
Published Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 911 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates :) : illustrations, music, portraits
Contents Introduction: New music in China and its theoretical foundations -- The origins of new music (1885-1919): the westernisation of military music and the birth of schoolsong -- New music in the May fourth period (1919-1937) -- The mass singing movement and musical creation in the anti-Japanese war period (1937-1945) -- New music education and creation during the Civil War (1946-1949) and in the seventeen years after the founding of the People's Republic of China (1949-1966) -- Yangbanxi and the music of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1979): revolutionary modern Peking opera, ballet, symphonic music and songs -- Musical creation after the Cultural Revolution and New Wave music -- New music and composers in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao -- Review and reflection: historical review (1885-1985) and the Sinicisation and modernisation of new music -- New development (1996-2006): mainland China, overseas, Taiwan and Hong Kong
Summary "With no direct ties to traditional Chinese music, New Music reflects the compositional techniques and musical idioms of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European styles. Liu traces the genesis and development of New Music throughout the twentieth century, deftly examining the cultural, social, and political forces that shaped New Music and its uses by politicians and the government."--[book cover]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Text in English translated from Chinese
Print version record
Subject Music -- Instruction and study -- China.
Music -- China -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Musicians -- China -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Mason, Caroline, 1949- translator
ISBN 962996970X (electronic bk.)
9789629969707 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Zhongguo xin yin yue shi lun. English