Asian Music Products

  • The Sound State of Uzbekistan

    Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era, 1st Edition

    By Kerstin Klenke

    The Sound State of Uzbekistan: Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era is a pioneering study of the intersection between popular music and state politics in Central Asia. Based on 20 months of fieldwork and archival research in Tashkent, this book explores a remarkable era in Uzbekistan’s…

    Hardback – 2019-05-17 
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-07
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Burma, Kipling and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Selth

    For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Composing for the State

    Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships, 1st Edition

    Edited by Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva

    Under the dictatorships of the twentieth century, music never ceased to sound. Even when they did not impose aesthetic standards, these regimes tended to favour certain kinds of art music such as occasional works for commemorations or celebrations, symphonic poems, cantatas and choral settings. In…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Musical Cultures of the Twentieth Century

  • Sounding the Dance, Moving the Music

    Choreomusicological Perspectives on Maritime Southeast Asian Performing Arts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mohd Anis Md Nor, Kendra Stepputat

    Performing arts in most parts of Maritime Southeast Asia are seen as an entity, where music and dance, sound and movement, acoustic and tactile elements intermingle and complement each other. Although this fact is widely known and referenced, most scholarly works in the performing arts so far have…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • The Women of Quyi

    Liminal Voices and Androgynous Bodies, 1st Edition

    By Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Why has the female voice—as the resonant incarnation of the female body—inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre? Why…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Arnold Bake

    A Life with South Asian Music, 1st Edition

    By Bob Van Der Linden

    Arnold Bake (1899–1963) was a Dutch pioneer in South Asian ethnomusicology, whose research impressed not only the most renowned Indologists of his time but also the leading figures in the emerging field of ethnomusicology. This long overdue biography sheds light on his knowledge of the theory and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Made in Korea

    Studies in Popular Music, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hyunjoon Shin, Seung-Ah Lee

    Made in Korea: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Korean popular music. Each essay covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Korea, first presenting a general…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge Global Popular Music Series

  • Polycultural Synthesis in the Music of Chou Wen-chung

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mary I. Arlin, Mark A. 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 – 2018-04-16

  • Dance Matters Too

    Markets, Memories, Identities, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge India

  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    1st Edition

    By Christin Hoene

    This book examines the role of music in British-South Asian postcolonial literature, asking how music relates to the construction of postcolonial identity. It focuses on novels that explore the postcolonial condition in India, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom: Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy, Amit…

    Paperback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Turkic Soundscapes

    From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-01-25
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

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