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  • Qupai in Chinese Music

    Melodic Models in Form and Practice

    Edited by Alan Thrasher

    Presenting the latest research in the area, this volume explores the fundamental concept of qupai ??, melodic models upon which most traditional Chinese instrumental music (and some vocal music) is based. The greater part of the traditional instrumental repertoire has emerged from qupai models by…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan

    By Jennifer Milioto Matsue

    Focus: Music in Contemporary Japan explores a diversity of musics performed in Japan today, ranging from folk song to classical music, the songs of geisha to the screaming of underground rock, with a specific look at the increasingly popular world of taiko (ensemble drumming). Discussion of…

    Paperback – 2015-08-03
    Routledge
    Focus on World Music 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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula

    Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar

    By Lisa Urkevich

    Music and Traditions of the Arabian Peninsula provides a pioneering overview of folk and traditional urban music, along with dance and rituals, of Saudi Arabia and the Upper Gulf States of Kuwait, Bahrain, and Qatar. The nineteen chapters introduce variegated regions and subcultures and their rich…

    Paperback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge

  • Music and Identity in Postcolonial British South-Asian Literature

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Popular Music of Vietnam

    The Politics of Remembering, the Economics of Forgetting

    By Dale A. Olsen

    Based on the author’s research in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and other urban areas in Vietnam, this study of contemporary Vietnamese popular music explores the ways globalization and free market economics have influenced the music and subcultures of Vietnamese youth, focusing on the conflict…

    Paperback – 2010-06-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ethnomusicology

  • Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia

    2nd Edition

    By Henry Spiller

    Focus: Gamelan Music of Indonesia is an introduction to the familiar music from Southeast Asia's largest country - both as sound and cultural phenomenon. An archipelago of over 17,000 islands, Indonesia is a melting pot of Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, Portuguese, Dutch, and British influences. Despite…

    Paperback – 2008-04-11
    Routledge
    Focus on World Music Series

  • The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music

    Edited by Terry Miller, Sean Williams

    The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the…

    Paperback – 2008-03-10
    Routledge
    Garland Handbooks of World Music

  • Speak it Louder

    Asian Americans Making Music

    By Deborah Wong

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2004-06-28
    Routledge

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