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Chinese Music: Echos in Ancient and Modern Times

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Author: Jin Jie;
Format: Papercover
Publication Date: 01/2010
ISBN: 9787508513294
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Music reflects thoughts of people, sense of beauty and arts of the human being. It, in a special way, shows different cultures of people and concepts in the world. That is why it is considered as a gem in the history of human civilization. The Chinese music is of a unique style, featuring various form sand graceful expressions. The Chinese musical instruments, of different varieties and colorful tones, constitute an important part of the Chinese folk music, which, together with the Chinese operas, plays an important role in the development of Chinese culture. The exchanges and conflicts between the Chinese and Western culture can be extended to the music world. The Chinese music, after thousands of years of accumulation and development, has shown up a pattern featuring plentiful contents, classes and styles as well as coexistence of classical and pop music and coexistence of traditional and modern music.

Jin Jie was graduated from the Musicology Department of China Conservatory of Music. She stayed there as a teacher after graduation and has been working there since then. She is a member of the World Ethnic Music Societyunder the Chinese Musicians Association. She is also a member of the Jiu San Society. She was the music coordinator of the CCTV National Young Singers' Contest in 2002 and 2006. She has published Conductor Masters and the Performanco Famous Conductors,Famous Orchestras and Famous Gramophone Records.
Table of Contents
Foreword
The Evolution of Chinese Music
Ancient Times
The Xia, Shang and Western Zhou Dynasties Io
The Spring and Autumn Period & the Warring States
Period
The Qin and Han Dynasties
The Period of the Three Kingdoms, the Western and
Eastern Jin Dynasties and the Southern and Northern
Dynasties
The Sui and Tang Dynasties
The Song and Yuan Dynasties
The Ming and Qing Dynasties
Affer1840
The Connotation of Ancient Music of China
Propriety and Music in Confucianism
The Dao (natural way) of Heaven
The Inwardness of Zen
Varieties of Chinese National Musical Instruments
A Large Musical Instrument System
Varieties of Unique Local Music
Chinese Folk Songs
Haozi Generated together with Labor
Free and Lyrical Mountain Songs
Beautiful and Melodious Ditty
Singing and Dancing of Ethnic Groups
Muqam of the Uygur Minority
Tibetan Folk Songs and Dances
Mongolian Folk Songs
Dong's Ka Lau
Miao's Folk Songs and Musical Instruments
Quyi Music of China
Singing Tunes with Storytelling
Singing while Walking
Chinese Music of the Time
Emergence of New Music Culture
Improvement of Chinese Instrumental Music
The Birth of New Opera
From Mass Songs to Pop Songs Creation
New Music in New Age
The Sino-foreign Exchange of Music
Starting with the Pitch Pipe
The Spread of Chinese Music
Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties
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