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  • The Women of Quyi

    Liminal Voices and Androgynous Bodies

    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?…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09 
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • An Introduction to Japanese Folk Performing Arts

    By Terence A. Lancashire

    Japanese folk performing arts incorporate a body of entertainments that range from the ritual to the secular. They may be the ritual dances at Shinto shrines performed to summon and entertain deities; group dances to drive away disease-bearing spirits; or theatrical mime to portray the tenets of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music and Orientalism in the British Empire, 1780s–1940s

    Portrayal of the East

    By Bennett Zon

    Edited by Martin Clayton

    Filling a significant gap in current scholarship, the fourteen original essays that make up this volume individually and collectively reflect on the relationship between music and Orientalism in the British Empire over the course of the long nineteenth century. The book is in four themed sections.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain

  • The Instrumental Music of Wutaishan's Buddhist Monasteries

    Social and Ritual Contexts

    By Beth Szczepanski

    Beth Szczepanski examines how traditional and modern elements interact in the current practice, reception and functions of wind music, or shengguan, at monasteries in Wutaishan, one of China's four holy mountains of Buddhism. The book provides an invaluable insight into the political and economic…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Songs from the Edge of Japan: Music-making in Yaeyama and Okinawa

    By Matt Gillan

    Since the early 1990s, Okinawan music has experienced an extraordinary boom in popularity throughout Japan. Musicians from this island prefecture in the very south of Japan have found success as performers and recording artists, and have been featured in a number of hit films and television dramas.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Gei of Geisha: Music, Identity and Meaning

    By Kelly M. Foreman

    The Japanese geisha is an international icon, known almost universally as a symbol of traditional Japan. Numerous books exist on the topic, yet this is the first to focus on the 'gei' of geisha - the art that constitutes their title (gei translates as fine art, sha refers to person). Kelly M.…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Bhangra Moves

    From Ludhiana to London and Beyond

    By Anjali Gera Roy

    Bhangra is commonly understood as the hybrid music produced in Britain by British Asian music producers through mixing Panjabi folk melodies with western pop and black dance rhythms. This is derived from a Punjabi harvest dance of the same name. This book looks at Bhangra's global flows from one…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Burma, Kipling and Western Music

    The Riff from Mandalay

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Music

  • Music in Contemporary Indian Film

    Memory, Voice, Identity

    Edited by Jayson Beaster-Jones, Natalie Sarrazin

    Music in Contemporary Indian Film: Memory, Voice, Identity provides a rich and detailed look into the unique dimensions of music in Indian film. Music is at the center of Indian cinema, and India’s film music industry has a far-reaching impact on popular, folk, and classical music across the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Music and Screen Media Series

  • Korean Musical Drama: P'ansori and the Making of Tradition in Modernity

    By Haekyung Um

    P’ansori is the quintessential traditional Korean musical drama, in which epic tales are sung and narrated by a solo singer accompanied by a drummer. Drawing on her extensive research in Korea and its diasporas, Haekyung Um describes and analyses the creative processes of p’ansori, weaving into her…

    Paperback – 2016-10-03
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • The Music of Chou Wen-chung

    By Eric C. Lai

    Chou Wen-chung is one of the most influential musical figures of our time. His rich cultural background, his studies with Edgard Varèse, and his interest in the genuine rapport between Eastern and Western musical traditions have been the major influences on his career. Although he is active in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions

    Edited by Keith Howard

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    SOAS Musicology Series

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