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HujuTraditional Opera in Modern Shanghai$
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Jonathan P. J. Stock

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780197262733

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Huju
Author(s):

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.003.0001

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present the history and music of Shanghai opera to students and scholars of ethnomusicology. Chinese music, despite being much researched by a large body of scholars, sometimes seems to remain in a peripheral position within the discipline as a whole. This study also aims to re-evaluate certain aspects of current ethnomusicological theory and practice. The chapter considers the use of the term ‘opera’ in the Chinese context followed by a discussion of Shanghai opera. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   Shanghai opera, Chinese opera, Chinese music, traditional opera, ethnomusicology

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