Asian Music Products

  • Arnold Bake

    A Life with South Asian Music

    By Bob Van Der Linden

    Hardback – 2018-06-30 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Jinashi Shakuhachi

    The Instrument Today and the Creation of a Contemporary Repertoire

    By Kiku Day

    With the abrogation of the Zen Buddhist Fuke sect during Japan’s modernisation process in the late nineteenth century, the raison d’être for the shakuhachi (Japanese vertical bamboo flute) as a spiritual tool for mendicant monks suddenly vanished. Thereafter, playing the shakuhachi changed from…

    Hardback – 2018-05-28 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

    Edited by Mary Arlin, Mark Radice

    The displacement of Chou Wen-chung from his native China in 1948 forced him into Western-European culture. Ultimately finding his vocation as a composer, he familiarized himself with classical and contemporary techniques but interpreted these through his traditionally-oriented Chinese cultural…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Dance Matters Too

    Markets, Memories, Identities

    Edited by Pallabi Chakravorty, Nilanjana Gupta

    Dance Matters Too: Markets, Memories, Identities is a rich intellectual contribution to the growing field of Dance Studies in India. It forges new avenues of scholarly inquiry and critical engagement and opens the field in innovative ways. This volume builds on Dance Matters (2009) which mapped the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-15 
    Routledge India

  • Turkic Soundscapes

    From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop

    Edited by Razia Sultanova, Megan Rancier

    The Turkic soundscape is both geographically huge and culturally diverse (twenty-eight countries, republics and districts extending from Eastern Europe through the Caucasus and throughout Central Asia). Although the Turkic peoples of the world can trace their linguistic and genetic ancestries to…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspective

    By Margaret E. Walker

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Volume 2: Shaanbei

    By Stephen Jones

    This second volume of Stephen Jones' work on ritual and musical life in north China, again with an accompanying DVD, gives an impression of music-making in daily life in the poor mountainous region of Shaanbei, northwest China. It conveys some of the diverse musical activities there around 2000,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Ritual and Music of North China

    Shawm Bands in Shanxi

    By Stephen Jones

    The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

    By Andrew Alter

    In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ceremonies, their incantations, songs and drumming 'make' the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Beyond 'Innocence': Amis Aboriginal Song in Taiwan as an Ecosystem

    By Shzr Ee Tan

    Taiwan aboriginal song has received extensive media coverage since the launch and settlement of a copyright lawsuit following pop group Enigma's allegedly unauthorized use of Amis voices in the 1996 Olympics hit, Return To Innocence. Taking as her starting point the ripple effects of this case,…

    Paperback – 2017-06-13
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Globalization and Popular Music in South Korea

    Sounding Out K-Pop

    By Michael Fuhr

    This book offers an in-depth study of the globalization of contemporary South Korean idol pop music, or K-Pop, visiting K-Pop and its multiple intersections with political, economic, and cultural formations and transformations. It provides detailed insights into the transformative process in and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • The Music of Malaysia

    The Classical, Folk and Syncretic Traditions, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Matusky, Tan Sooi Beng

    The Music of Malaysia, first published in Malay in 1997 and followed by an English edition in 2004 is still the only history, appreciation and analysis of Malaysian music in its many and varied forms available in English. The book categorizes the types of music genres found in Malaysian society and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

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