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Echoes of History: Naxi Music in Modern China Book and CD-ROM

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Based on extensive fieldwork and documentary research in China, this book is a chronicle of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, a repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County. Used in Confucian worship as well as in secular entertainment, Dongjing music played a key role the Naxi minority's assimilation of Han culture over the last 200 years. Prized for its complexity and elegance, which set it apart from "rough" or "simpler" indigenous Naxi music, Dongjing played an important role in defining social relationships, since proficiency in the music and membership in the Dongjing associations signified high social status and cultural refinement. In addition, there is a strong political component in its examination of the role of indigenous music in the relation of a socialist state to its ethnic minorities.

The first in English on this rich musical tradition, this book is also unique in providing a complete history of the music in a single region in China over the twentieth century. It integrates individual, local, and national histories with musical experience and musical change. Ethnic music in China provides a vivid example of the tremendous cultural changes over the past century, and the tradition continues to evolve as China encourages ethnic diversity within a unified socialist nation. The book includes a case study of China's tourist trade and its policies toward minorities.

About the Author

Helen Rees is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Since 1989 she has carried out research on the traditional and tourist-oriented musics of the Naxi ethnis minority and Han ethnic majority of Yunnan Province, southwest China. She is also co-editor of Understanding Charles Seeger, Pioneer in American Musicology (1999).

Table of Contents

1. Ethnic Minorities and the Chinese State

2. The Naxi of Lijiang County

3. The Music World of Republican Lijiang

4. Dongjing Music and Local Interaction in Repubican Lijiang

5. The Wider World Comes to Lijiang: the Musical Impact

6. Have Music, Will Travel: The Dongjing Music Revival

7. Representations and Ethnicity

Conclusion

Appendix A: Dongjing Scriptures of Lijiang County

Appendix B: Temple Interiors for Dongjing Ceremonies in Dayan Town

Appendix C: Chinese Texts

Appendix D: Glossary of Chinese Characters

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195129502
Author:
Rees, Helen
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Rees
Author:
, Helen
Author:
null, Helen
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
China
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Folk & Traditional
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Naxi (Chinese people) - China -
Subject:
Folk music -- China.
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Series Volume:
1965
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
25 halftones and line illus
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
6 x 9 x 0.665 in 0.966 lb

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