The Musical Arts of Ancient China

The Musical Arts of Ancient China

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Overview

This lovely volume documents an exhibition at the University of Hong Kong of 123 musical instruments dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century. All of the items are from the Music Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts in Beijing. Many of the instruments have never been exhibited in public before.

Illustrated in full color are ancient wind, stringed, and percussion instruments as well as instruments used in ritual performances in the Bronze Age. Among the highlights are instruments from China's unique minority cultures, instruments with religious functions such as those associated with Tibetan Buddhism, and instruments used in opera performances. Also included are documents related to music-making in ancient China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789628038374
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 07/28/2002
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 9.07(w) x 12.11(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Foreword8
Foreword10
Introduction13
Chinese Periods and Dynasties16
Catalogue17
List of Exhibits18
Categorization System of Musical Instruments20
Idiophones21
Membranophones59
Chordophones83
Aerophones125

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