Resounding Taiwan : musical reverberations across a vibrant island /

Publication Type:



Guy, Nancy,


p.1 online resource (254 pages) (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst01030269, fast, Histoire et critique., History and criticism., Music, Music., Musique, Taiwan


Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Resounding Colonial Taiwan through Historical Recordings: Some Methodological Reflections / Ying-fen Wang -- 2. Voicing Alliance and Refusal in 'Amis Popular Music / D.J. Hatfield -- 3. Highway Nine Musical Stories:Musicking of Taiwanese Aborigines at Home and in the National Concert Hall / Chun-bin Chen -- 4. A Quest for Taiwan Guoyue: Taipei Chinese Orchestra and the Making of Taiwanese Musical Identity / Ming-yen Lee -- 5. Experiencing the "Enchanting Golden Triangle" through Music and Dance in a Yunnan Diasporic Community in Taiwan / Tasaw Hsin-chun Lu -- 6. The Making of Hakka Hymns in Postwar Taiwan: Negotiating Identity Conflicts and Contextualizing Christian Practices -- Hsin-Wen Hsu -- 7. Voicing Gender in Pak-koán Theater: Social Contexts and Singing Mechanisms / Ching-huei Lee -- 8. What to Preserve and How to Preserve It: Taiwan's Action Plans for Safeguarding Traditional Performing Arts / Mei-Chen Chen -- 9. Noisy Co-Existence: Contestations of Renao and Zaoyin Amidst Taiwan's Noise Control System / Jennifer C. Hsieh -- 10. Listening to Taiwan's Musical Garbage Trucks:Hearing the Slow Violence of Environmental Degradation / Nancy Guy -- 11. From the Center of Mandopop to Indie Music Capital? The Conception of "Independence" and the Challenges for Taiwanese Musicians / Chen-Yu Lin -- 12. Legacy, Agency, and the Voice(s) of Teresa Teng / Meredith Schweig.This book vibrantly demonstrates how the study of music allows for identification and interpretation of the forces that form Taiwanese society, from politics and policy to reactions to and assertions of such policies. Contributors to this edited volume explore how music shapes life - and life shapes music - in Taiwan, focusing on subjects ranging from musical life under Japanese colonial rule (1895-1945) through to the contemporary creations of Indigenous musicians, popular music performance and production, Christian religious music, traditional ritual music and theatre, conceptions about sound and noise, and garbage truck music's role in reducing household waste. The volume's twelve chapters present diverse approaches to their sounding subjects, some deeply rooted in the methods and concerns explored by Taiwan's first generation of ethnomusicologists. Others employ current social theories.Presenting a window into the cultural lives of the residents of this multicultural, politically contested island, Resounding Taiwan will appeal to students and scholars of musicology and ethnomusicology, anthropology and Asian studies more widely.