MUSI 031. Music and Culture in East Asia

This course examines music and culture in East Asia with a focus on a selection of contemporary case studies.  The course is divided into three units of China/Taiwan/Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea.  Each unit will begin with an introduction to leading musical traditions of the area including main instruments, ensemble, and musical genres.  We will then closely examine case studies from the 20th and 21st centuries with attention to music and significant social, political, and historical contexts.  Students will develop critical reviews of scholarly articles and facilitate class discussions based on assigned reading and listening materials.  Additional coursework includes performance workshops, reading, and listening.
1 credit.
Eligible for ASIA, GLBL-Paired
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Music  
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