Music and performing arts: tradition, reform and political and social relevance

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Title Music and performing arts: tradition, reform and political and social relevance
Author Mackerras, Colin Patrick
Book Title The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture
Editor Kam Louie
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Cambridge, England
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Abstract Taking a fundamentally chronological approach, the chapter discusses music and the various forms of theatre that have arisen or persisted during the whole of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. It also takes up a few specific themes, such as the role of gender in the performing arts. It balances the forces of Westernization against those of the Chinese tradition, and globalization against indigenization in China's music and performing arts. It sees globalization as more powerful than indigenization, but also does not expect the Chinese tradition to die out. It argues that globalization can even lead to a revival of indigenous traditions, though such traditions will certainly undergo change in the process. If Chinese tradition were to revive, it would be a changed tradition, not a static one.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item1163144/?site_locale=en_GB
Alternative URI http://www.cambridge.org
Chapter Number 13
Page from 253
Page to 271
ISBN 978-0-521-68190-2
Date Accessioned 2008-05-27
Date Available 2011-05-20T07:00:44Z
Language en_AU
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Performing Arts
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/21942
Publication Type Book Chapters
Publication Type Code b1

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