The Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- And 17th-Century China: Reading, Imitation, and Desire

From Music-China Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search

Abstract

Popular songs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China form a rich and intriguing body of materials hardly studied so far in the English-speaking world. This book is about these songs and their impact on Chinese culture and literary practice. It examines the tapestry books in which popular songs circulated, how books shaped readers, how books were shaped by a range of literacies, and how arrangements of performance-texts aided imitation and selection of words or phrases. Publishing histories of the popular song collections bring to light how songs were duplicated for readers among the elite and sub-elite. The analysis of how popular songs bring together the "high" and the "low" is of special value for literary scholars and intellectual historians, and challenges the traditional dichotomy between elite and popular culture.

General information

Tapestry.jpg
Author Kathryn A. Lowry
English title The Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- And 17th-Century China: Reading, Imitation, and Desire
Publisher Brill Academic Pub
Date of publication 2005 exactly on 2005/09/30
ISBN 978-9004145863 (find this book)
Number of Pages 419

Subject of the Book

This book focusses mostly about the following subjects:

Ming Dynasty Music, Qing Dynasty Music, Traditional, Folk


General information

  • Kathryn A. Lowry, Ph.D. (1996), Harvard University, is Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She has written on letter collections and the circulation of letters as fiction in early modern China.

Further information

Official pages

References



Facts about The Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- And 17th-Century China: Reading, Imitation, and DesireRDF feed
Db:authorKathryn A. Lowry +
Db:isbn978-9004145863 +
Db:nonFictionSubjectMing Dynasty Music +, Qing Dynasty Music +, Traditional + and Folk +
Db:numberOfPages419 +
Db:releaseDate30 September 2005 +
Db:titleThe Tapestry of Popular Songs in 16th- And 17th-Century China: Reading, Imitation, and Desire +
Dc:abstractPopular songs in sixteenth- and seventeent Popular songs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century China form a rich and intriguing body of materials hardly studied so far in the English-speaking world. This book is about these songs and their impact on Chinese culture and literary practice. It examines the tapestry books in which popular songs circulated, how books shaped readers, how books were shaped by a range of literacies, and how arrangements of performance-texts aided imitation and selection of words or phrases. Publishing histories of the popular song collections bring to light how songs were duplicated for readers among the elite and sub-elite. The analysis of how popular songs bring together the "high" and the "low" is of special value for literary scholars and intellectual historians, and challenges the traditional dichotomy between elite and popular culture. chotomy between elite and popular culture.
Dc:publisherBrill Academic Pub +
ImageFile:Tapestry.jpg +
ReleaseYear2005 +
Personal tools