This a collection and analysis of traditional laments sung at weddings and funerals in Hong Kong's New Territories.
It contains ten chapters: 1. Information on the collection area; 2. The process of collecting the songs; 3. Information on the performers; 4. The styles of performance; 5. The circumstances of performance; 6. The nomenclature regarding laments; 7. Categories of lament; 8. Collected laments from the New Territories (with explanations and annotations); 9. The study of laments as popular literature; 10. An assesment of laments as popular literature. There is also an introduction.
A copy of this book is held in the Governor Gary Locke Library, Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, Seattle, Washington State, USA.
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