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Teaching Western Music in China Today: An Introduction and Bibliography

Author(s): C. Matthew Balensuela

Journal: Journal of Music History Pedagogy
ISSN 2155-109X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 153;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Music History | Pedagogy | China

A group of musicologists from China’s leading conservatories of music presented a session at the 2011 meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Francisco, entitled “Teaching Western Music in China Today.” Their collected papers are presented here along with an introduction by Craig Wright, who knows many of the presenters personally through their work at Yale University. While the study of traditional music in China is common in the West through the discipline of ethnomusicology, the study of Western music in China may be unfamiliar to many Western musicologists. A bibliography presents recent research in Western languages on the reception and teaching of Western music in China to supplement the citations of Chinese sources in the following essays.
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