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Course Description

This course explores a variety of Chinese musical genres including folk, classical, contemporary hybrid and popular forms. Topics may include: the philosophical roots of music in Chinese cosmology; music and meditation; Beijing and Cantonese opera; censorship and propaganda in the Cultural Revolution; Chinese rock in the Tiananmen Square protest; and the growth of Chinese music internationally. Both Chinese instrumental and vocal music will be examined through a socio-historical, political, and stylistic lens. (Formerly MUS 506).

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