[Blueboard] Chinese Studies Program Lecture Series

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Tue Sep 25 14:56:10 PHT 2012


The Chinese Studies Program
School of Social Sciences

invites you to a lecture-demonstration on

TRANSNATIONALIZATION AND NATIONAL IDENTITY OF MUSIC:
CHINESE GUZHENG AND JAPANESE KOTO

by Dr. Hiroko Nagai-Yabut

on Thursday, 27 September 2012
at 4.30-6.00PM
at the Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room (LH-206)
Ateneo de Manila University

ABSTRACT
In his discussion on the contemporary global music scenes, Trimillios  
defined transnationalization as ?music whose production and creation  
take place in a number of national states, a condition that has major  
implications for national identity, ownership and cultural rights?  
(2009:9). Although the use of advanced technology demarcates  
contemporary transnationalization, music has been continually moving  
across the borders in the history. Particularly, ancient ceremonial  
music of Chinese dynasties was eagerly learned and adopted by people  
in other Asian countries. It became the essential repertoire of court  
music of Korea (ku gak), Vietnum (nha nhac) and Japan (gagaku), which  
officially represent the ?national? music of the three countries  
today.  This consequently coincided with the complex process of  
creating the national identity of music, in which the constructed  
national music tradition inherently embraced foreignness within it.  
This lecture focuses on music of guzheng of China and koto of Japan.  
The prototype of the instrument was introduced from China to Japan in  
the 7th century CE together with other gagaku instruments, and later  
independently developed into the two music traditions with clear  
national identities. The lecture discusses the issues of  
transnationalization, ancient as well as contemporary, and  
particularization of guzheng and koto through live performances.  It  
features Ms. Liu ?Christina? Xiao Fang, guzheng player and the Chinese  
Director of Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University.


RSVP:  426-6001 locals 5208, 5288 (Ritch/Manilyn)


LECTURE SERIES in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Chinese  
Studies Program
Sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for  
Chinese Studies



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Chinese Studies Program
School of Social Sciences, Loyola Schools
Ateneo de Manila University
Room 200, 2/F, Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108,Philippines
Phone (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209
Fax   (632) 929-5397; 926-5118
Email <chinese at admu.edu.ph>

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