Stephen Jones: Ritual & Music of North China, vol.2: Shaanbei (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Subtitle: SOAS Musicology Series

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Contents: Foreword; Preface: perspectives and sources; Part 1 Introduction: Shaanbei society and its musics. Part 2 Turning a Blind Ear: Bards of Shaanbei: Prelude; The tradition; The Yan'an period; The bards afyer liberation; The reform era; Conclusion: narrative-singing and healing. Part 3 Lives of Shaanbei Blowers: Prelude; Chuishou before Maoism; Chishou under Mao; The early reform era; Modernization and the 'big band'; Chuishou around 2000; Chuishou in action; Conclusion: ritual and order. Part 4 Urban Music in Shaanbei: Musics of Yulin city; Conclusion: local ritual cultures; Bibliography; Glossary; Index.