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哭歌子詞 /
Ku ge zi ci

by 張正平, author. Zhengping Zhang

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Wedding and funeral laments from Hong Kong's New Territories   (2011-04-15)

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by jmcgough

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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