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Singing the village : music, memory, and ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, ©2004.
Series: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a readable account of the musical and ritual life of the Sibe people, who have lived in the remote, desert region of Chinese Central Asia since the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: CD
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Harris
ISBN: 019726297X 9780197262979
OCLC Number: 56539097
Description: xx, 227 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Any PC or Macintosh computer that has a recent version.
Contents: 1. Sibe history and society --
2. Sibe music --
3. Memories of music, memories through music --
4. Remembering the rituals : shamans, temples and ancestors --
5. Folk music and the modern state.
Series Title: British Academy postdoctoral fellowship monograph.
Responsibility: by Rachel Harris.
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This book and CD concern the musical and ritual life of the Sibe people, who have lived in Chinese Central Asia since the 18th century. Descendants of the military garrisons of Imperial China, they  Read more...

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...a wonderful book. I strongly recommend it to scholars in Chinese music, Chinese studies, ethnomusicolog, anthropology , and those interested in the study of minority groups. * China Quarterly * Read more...

 
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