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05-10-10, 21:20
CCS Fall 2010 Noon Lecture Series: "Representing the Uyghur Musical Other in Modern Chinese Music"

October 5, 2010
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM, Room 1636 School of Social Work Building, 1080 South University

Host Department: Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Chuen-Fung Wong, Assistant Professor of Music, Macalester College

Further Information

This talk concerns the orientalizing strategies employed in constructing a minority otherness through the large amount of post-1950s minority-styled Chinese musical compositions, with reference to elements and styles appropriated from the traditional music of the Uyghur people, Turkic-speaking Muslims in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang. The "good-at-singing-and-dancing" discourse so often constructed in these minority-themed musical performances, I suggest, bears significant implications for Chinese musical nationalism and modernity in the twentieth century. This talk also contributes to the broader discussion of musical exoticism and minority politics in modern Chinese performing arts.

Chuen-Fung Wong received a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006, and is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Macalester College, Minnesota. His research interests include Uyghur music and minority modernity in China, as well as the music of the guqin (seven-string zither). He is the editor and co-author of Listening to Chinese Music (Hong Kong: Commercial Press, 2009).

06-10-10, 10:56
you're maybe NO 2 wangnobin.

22-12-10, 20:59
Unregistered guest, what made you think that he's another Wang Luobin? What did the speaker say in the talk, which you seem to have attended, to make you think that he's similar to Wang Luobin? --Batur