Past Event

Sounding China in the World: A Workshop on Musical Circulations to and from China from the Qing Dynasty Through the Present

December 2, 2016
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
701c Dodge Hall, Columbia University

In this workshop, we will investigate the evolving place of China in the world and of the world in China through the important and underutilized lens of music. Examining circulations of music and their connections to processes of knowledge formation, we will consider the ways diverse musics have been transmitted, reformulated, and integrated in contexts ranging from the eighteenth century Qing court to contemporary southern China. We aim to generate productive dialogue through transhistorical perspectives across and through disciplines in order to reassess China’s central role in the formation of a globalized culture from the Enlightenment through the present.


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The event is free and open to the public. Please click here for detailed information.


Department of Music, Columbia University
Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing