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Ritual and Music of North China

- Shawm Bands in Shanxi

About Ritual and Music of North China

Presents a study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, this work describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s.

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  • Language:
  • English
  • ISBN:
  • 9780754661634
  • Binding:
  • Hardback
  • Pages:
  • 148
  • Published:
  • November 28, 2007
  • Dimensions:
  • 163x242x18 mm.
  • Weight:
  • 478 g.
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Expected delivery: August 15, 2024

Description of Ritual and Music of North China

Presents a study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, this work describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s.

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