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The Making of a Musical Canon in Chinese Central Asia: The Uyghur Twelve Muqam

Harris, Rachel (2008) The Making of a Musical Canon in Chinese Central Asia: The Uyghur Twelve Muqam. Aldershot: Ashgate Press.

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Abstract

Throughout the course of the twentith century, as newly-formed nations sought ways to assert and formalise their national identity, and acquire a range of identifiable national assets, we find new musical canons springing up across the world. But these canons are not arbitrary collections of works imposed on the public by the authorities. Rather they acquire deep resonance and meaning, both as national symbols and as musical repertoires imbued with aesthetic value. This book traces the formation of one such musical canon: the Twelve Muqam, a set of musical suites linked to the Uyghurs, who are one of China's minority nationalities, and culturally Central Asian Muslims.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
ISBN: 9780754663829
Depositing User: Rachel Harris
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2008 15:55
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/5986

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