Tag Archives: History of Chinese Music

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:



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 #1

This is newsletter #1 for the Chinese Music History Project. Much has happened since our first post:

  • We got feedback from various corners of the world showing interest in the project, such as emeritus professors from the University of Yale all the way to Guqin Associations.
  • Emails have been issued to all major institutions and associations in the field.
  • Additional references and sources have been identified, such as the UNESCO Document Database

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