Chinese Street Music

Chinese Street Music

ʻNeutralizing Temporary Inequities in Moral Status: Chinese Street Singers and the Gift Economyʼ, Asian Music 50(2): 3–32. Horlor, Samuel (2019b). ʻPermeable Frames: Intersections of the Performance, the Everyday, and the Ethical in ...

Author: Samuel Horlor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108913102

Category: Music


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Musical community is a notion commonly evoked in situations of intensive collective activity and fervent negotiation of identities. Passion Square shows, the daily singing of Chinese pop classics in parks and on street corners in the city of Wuhan, have an ambivalent relationship with these ideas. They inspire modest outward signs of engagement and are guided by apparently individualistic concerns; singers are primarily motivated by making a living through the relationships they build with patrons, and reflection on group belonging is of lesser concern. How do these orientations help complicate the foundations of typical musical community discourses? This Element addresses community as a quality rather than as an entity to which people belong, exploring its ebbs and flows as associations between people, other bodies and the wider street music environment intersect with its various theoretical implications. A de-idealised picture of musical community better acknowledges the complexities of everyday musical experiences.
Categories: Music

The Semantics of Chinese Music

The Semantics of Chinese Music

Rowdiness and excitement ind no place in this kind of music setting. Chinese street music can sound raucous and uncontrolled because the purpose of the music is to entertain passers-by and to ill the street with music.

Author: Adrian Tien

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in the language, they have been in wide circulation since ancient times without being subjected to any serious semantic analysis. The current study is the first known attempt at analysing these Chinese musical concepts linguistically, adopting the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach to formulate semantically and cognitively rigorous explications. Readers will be able to better understand not only these musical concepts but also significant aspects of the Chinese culture which many of these musical concepts represent. This volume contributes to the fields of cognitive linguistics, semantics, music, musicology and Chinese studies, offering readers a fresh account of Chinese ways of thinking, not least Chinese ways of viewing or appreciating music. Ultimately, this study represents trailblazing research on the relationship between language, culture and cognition.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Cultural China 2020

Cultural China 2020

The Contemporary China Centre Review Séagh Kehoe, Gerda Wielander ... 'Eating Hanness': Uyghur Musical Tradition in a Time of Re-Education. China Perspectives, 3, 17–24. ... Chinese Street Music: Complicating Musical Community.

Author: Séagh Kehoe

Publisher: University of Westminster Press

ISBN: 9781914386220

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Cultural China is a unique annual publication for up-to-date, informed, and accessible commentary about Chinese and Sinophone languages, cultural practices, politics and production, and their critical analysis. It builds on the University of Westminster’s Contemporary China Centre Blog, providing additional reflective introductory pieces to contextualise each of the eight chapters. The articles in this Review speak to the turbulent year that was 2020 as it unfolded across cultural China. Thematically, they range from celebrity culture, fashion and beauty, to religion and spirituality, via language politics, heritage, and music. Pieces on representations of China in Britain and the Westminster Chinese Visual Arts Project reflect our particular location and home. Many of the articles in this book focus on the People’s Republic of China, but they also draw attention to the multiple Chinese and Sinophone cultural practices that exist within, across, and beyond national borders. The Review is distinctive in its cultural studies-based approach and contributes a much-needed critical perspective from the Humanities to the study of cultural China. It aims to promote interdisciplinary dialogue and debate about the social, cultural, political, and historical dynamics that inform life in cultural China today, offering academics, activists, practitioners, and politicians a key reference with which to situate current events in and relating to cultural China in a wider context.
Categories: Social Science

Musical Spaces

Musical Spaces

Samuel Horlor is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Ethnomusicology, Yunnan University, China. He specialises in resear on street performance, Chinese pop, and music in urban life. Samuel is the author of Chinese Street Music: ...

Author: James Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000400991

Category: Science

Page: 490

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There is growing recognition and understanding of music’s fundamentally spatial natures, with significances of space found both in the immediacy of musical practices and in connection to broader identities and ideas around music. Whereas previous publications have looked at connections between music and space through singular lenses (such as how they are linked to ethnic identities or how musical images of a city are constructed), this book sets out to explore intersections between multiple scales and kinds of musical spaces. It complements the investigation of broader power structures and place-based identities by a detailed focus on the moments of music-making and musical environments, revealing the mutual shaping of these levels. The book overcomes a Eurocentric focus on a typically narrow range of musics (especially European and North American classical and popular forms) with case studies on a diverse set of genres and global contexts, inspiring a range of ethnographic, text-based, historical, and practice-based approaches.
Categories: Science

Street Music in the Metropolis

Street Music in the Metropolis

delight to thousands of innocent boys , were they tolerated in our less frequented streets and squares . ... to a method of extortion practised in China : “ It differs in nothing from the practice of the Chinese mendicants , who clatter ...

Author: Michael Thomas Bass


ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000056380

Category: Italians

Page: 120

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Categories: Italians

Chinese Street Opera in Singapore

Chinese Street Opera in Singapore

The lighted-up stage, with props, musical instruments, performers putting on their makeup, and musicians and stagehands ... The Chinese street opera is brought to you by Clarke Quay Singapore, with the support of the Singapore Tourist ...

Author: Tong Soon Lee

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252032462

Category: Music

Page: 218

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Fostering national culture in Singapore through Chinese street opera performance
Categories: Music

China Into Film

China Into Film

Frames of Reference in Contemporary Chinese Cinema Jerome Silbergeld, Py and Kinmay W Tang Professor of Chinese Art ... But films about other sectors of China's entertainment world – opera , street musicians , and prostitutes - are both ...

Author: Jerome Silbergeld

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861890508

Category: History

Page: 351

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Since 1984, Chinese cinema has been the most dramatic entry onto the international film scene. China into Film is the first book to look at contemporary Chinese cinema as a visual art and to illustrate the ways in which it has been shaped by centuries of Chinese tradition. Jerome Silbergeld looks at the significance of gender roles, the strategies of film-makers in coping with state censorship, the translation of novels into films, the continuing attachment of film-makers to melodrama, and cinematic critiques of Maoism and post-Maoist culture. Abundantly illustrated with Chinese paintings as well as scenes from such internationally acclaimed films as Yellow Earth, Red Sorghum, Raise the Red Lantern and Farewell My Concubine, China into Film reveals a cinematic form at once excitingly new and deeply imbedded in traditional Chinese visual culture.
Categories: History

World Music A Global Journey

World Music  A Global Journey

Luo Qin A N I Although I am Chinese, as a musician and music student growing up in Hangzhou in eastern China, ... Based on my fascination with American music and knowing that Chinese students are curious, I also published Street Music: ...

Author: Terry E. Miller

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317434375

Category: Music

Page: 530

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World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Fourth Edition features: New sites! Plena from Puerto Rico Chuida from China Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study. PURCHASING OPTIONS Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284 Print Paperback - Book only: 9781138911314 Audio CD: 9781138697805 eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791* *For eBook users, please email [email protected] with proof of purchase to obtain access to the mp3 audio compilation. An access code and instructions will be provided. (The mp3 audio compilation is not available for separate sale.)
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Street Music

Street Music

“So,” he said, indicating the street with a wave of his hand, “do you still want to take a walk.” She turned away to see more men, all farang except for a few who could have been Japanese or Chinese, most of them middleaged, ...

Author: Timothy Hallinan

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 9781641291248

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Eight years ago, Poke Rafferty, an American travel writer, and his Thai wife, Rose, adopted a Bangkok street child named Miaow, forming an unconventional intercultural family. That family has weathered extreme challenges—each of its three members carried the scars of a painful and dangerous history—but has stuck together with tenacity and love (and a little help from some friends). Now that family is in jeopardy: the birth of Poke and Rose’s newborn son has littered their small apartment with emotional land mines, forcing Poke to question his identity as a dad and Miaow to question her identity as a daughter. At the same time, the most cantankerous member of the small gang of Old Bangkok Hands who hang out at the Expat Bar suddenly goes missing under suspicious circumstances. Engaged in the search for the missing American, Poke is caught completely off-guard when someone he thought was gone forever resurfaces—and she has the power to tear the Raffertys apart.
Categories: Fiction

Music and the New Global Culture

Music and the New Global Culture

Andrew F. Jones, Yellow Music: Media Culture and Colonial Modernity in the Chinese Jazz Age (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001), 27–28. ... fascinated by street music and published English translations of popular songs. 38.

Author: Harry Liebersohn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226649306

Category: Music

Page: 336

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Music listeners today can effortlessly flip from K-pop to Ravi Shankar to Amadou & Mariam with a few quick clicks of a mouse. While contemporary globalized musical culture has become ubiquitous and unremarkable, its fascinating origins long predate the internet era. In Music and the New Global Culture, Harry Liebersohn traces the origins of global music to a handful of critical transformations that took place between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth century. In Britain, the arts and crafts movement inspired a fascination with non-Western music; Germany fostered a scholarly approach to global musical comparison, creating the field we now call ethnomusicology; and the United States provided the technological foundation for the dissemination of a diverse spectrum of musical cultures by launching the phonograph industry. This is not just a story of Western innovation, however: Liebersohn shows musical responses to globalization in diverse areas that include the major metropolises of India and China and remote settlements in South America and the Arctic. By tracing this long history of world music, Liebersohn shows how global movement has forever changed how we hear music—and indeed, how we feel about the world around us.
Categories: Music