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  • Author:
    Stephen Jones
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    Routledge (December 28, 2007)
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Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands .

This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, Stephen Jones describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s. Dr Stephen Jones has carried out fieldwork on local traditions of Chinese music since 1986. Part One of the text explains the social and historical background by outlining the lives of shawm band musicians in modern times.

Request PDF On Jul 1, 2008, Thomas David DuBois and others published Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm . In China, a commemorative ritual for the dead, known in Minnan (southern Fujian) as Gongde, may be performed by Buddhist, Daoist or lay ritual specialists.

In China, a commemorative ritual for the dead, known in Minnan (southern Fujian) as Gongde, may be performed by Buddhist, Daoist or lay ritual specialists. Commercialism and syncretism with popular beliefs over time have long since led institutional Buddhists to frown upon its performance by their own members.

He is also author of Folk Music of China, Plucking the Winds, Ritual and Music of North China (2 vols. Books by Stephen Jones. Mor. rivia About Ritual and Music.

Stephen Jones, Professor Keith Howard. The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context

Ritual and Music of North China .

Ritual and Music of North China. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context.

Ritual and Music of North China (Soas Musicology Series) Format: Hardcover Authors: Stephen Jones ISBN10: 0754661636 Published: 2007-12-20 The rich local traditions of musical life of rural China are still little known.

Jones, Stephen 1998 Folk Music of China: Living Instrumental Traditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Stephen Jones, Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm Bands in Shanxi (soas Musicology Series) Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2007. xv + 148 pages, 13 b/w illustrations, glossary-index, bibliography. Includes dvd, Doing Things Ceremonial and Music in Rural China. Hardback, £2. 0; isbn 978-0-7546-6163-4. For instance, he has noted that in Shanxi the shawm band has six members, (Vol. 1, 89), and in Shaanxi a small band has only five (Vol. 2, 150). But he failed to ask if these numbers have cultural significance. Jones, Stephen 1998 Folk Music of China: Living Instrumental Traditions.

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Dr Stephen Jones has carried out fieldwork on local traditions of Chinese music since 1986. He is author of Folk Music of China: Living Instrumental Traditions (1995/1998) and Plucking the Winds: Lives of Village Musicians in Old and New China (2004)

Dr Stephen Jones has carried out fieldwork on local traditions of Chinese music since 1986. He is author of Folk Music of China: Living Instrumental Traditions (1995/1998) and Plucking the Winds: Lives of Village Musicians in Old and New China (2004). His book Ritual and Music of North China: Shawm Bands in Shanxi (2007) is published by Ashgate. Contained Items Statement. Contains Book and CD-Audio.

The rich local traditions of musical life in rural China are still little known. Music-making in village society is largely ceremonial, and shawm bands account for a significant part of such music. This is the first major ethnographic study of Chinese shawm bands in their ceremonial and social context. Based in a poor county in Shanxi province in northwestern China, Stephen Jones describes the painful maintenance of ceremonial and its music there under Maoism, its revival with the market reforms of the 1980s and its modification under the assault of pop music since the 1990s. Part One of the text explains the social and historical background by outlining the lives of shawm band musicians in modern times. Part Two looks at the main performing contexts of funerals and temple fairs, whilst Part Three discusses musical features such as instruments, scales, and repertories. The DVD consists of a 47-minute film in two parts, showing excerpts from funerals and temple fairs (complementing Part Two of the text), while a separate section contains a magnificent 1992 funerary performance of a complete shawm-band suite. As a package, the book and DVD illuminate the whole ceremonial context of music-making in rural China, illustrating the ritual-music experience of villagers, with lay Daoist priests, opera troupes, and beggars also making cameo appearances. While the modern stage repertories of urban professionals remain our main exposure to Chinese music, this publication is all the more valuable in showing the daily musical experiences of the majority of people in China. It will appeal to ethnomusicologists, anthropologists and all those interested in modern Chinese history and society.