Category Archives: Project:Chinese Music History

Chinese Music History: Newsletter #4

MuCN-BannerQuite some time has passed since our last newsletter and while we had been busy working on the Midi Festival 2013 pages, we also took another step closer towards our aim of covering the complete history of Chinese music. In short, what happened:

 

MCN: New Power for Researchers

CategorySongs

Two new tools have been implemented for Chinese music reseachers (and the general interested):

  • A “cite this page” function, similar to Wikipedia, which gives you the choice of a number of established citation formats.
  • Search functionality for Category:Songs that enables everyone to semantically search through the documented songs and list out according to GENRE and INSTRUMENT featured.

Here is the screenshot a sample search looking for songs that feature ‘Guitar’s:

SearchSongs

Chinese Music History: Newsletter #3

MuCN-BannerThis is the third newsletter of the Chinese Music History project. Since our last edition, the following has happened.

China, 8000–2000 B.C. Xia Dynasty (2100 BC – 1600 BC)
China, 2000–1000 B.C. Xia Dynasty (2100 BC – 1600 BC), Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1050 BC)
China, 1000 B.C.–1 A.D. Eastern Zhou Dynasty (771 BC – 256 BC), Qin Dynasty (221 BC – 206 BC), Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 9 AD)
China, 1–500 A.D.  Eastern Han Dynasty (25 AD – 220 AD)
China, 500–1000 A.D.: Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127)
China, 1000–1400 A.D. Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127), Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368), Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644)
China, 1400–1912 A.D. Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644), Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1912)
China, 1912–1949 A.D. Republic of China era (1912–1949)

Chinese Music History: Newsletter #2

MuCN-BannerWelcome to April 1st 2013 and no, this is not an April’s Fools Day joke: We are officially starting our Chinese Music History project and on this very day we can also announce that we have crossed 13 million pageviews!!!

13million

The following has happened since our last newsletter:

China, 2000–1000 B.C. Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1050 BC)
China, 1000 B.C.–1 A.D. Eastern Zhou Dynasty (771 BC – 256 BC), Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 9 AD)
China, 1–500 A.D.
China, 500–1000 A.D.: Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127)
China, 1000–1400 A.D. Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127), Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368)