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The Making of a Musical Canon in Chinese Central Asia


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Contents: Introduction; An overview of Uyghur music; A short history of the canon; Abdullah MAjnun: muqam expert; Negotiating the canon; Situating the 12 muqam; The impact of canonisation; Endnote; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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Dr Rachel Harris is Lecturer in Musicology in the Department of Music, SOAS, UK


'... thorough and scholarly... an excellent book and a real contribution to the literature. ... I recommend this book strongly to those interested in the Uyghurs and their musical culture, as well as the broader question of ethnic cultures, both in China and the wider world in general. I also strongly recommend the book and the CD to music lovers.' The China Journal '... researched extensively...' Songlines 'This is a book of remarkable appeal to scholars of Central Asian music and anyone with theoretical interests in the formation of musical canons.' Ethnomusicology '... a valuable contribution to the scholarship on this little-known Central Asian tradition.' Ethnomusicology Forum

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