Global musical modernism in China, 1927-1979

Li, Rui (2024) Global musical modernism in China, 1927-1979. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis examines the context of the emergence of global musical modernism in China, outlines the history of global musical modernism in China, and analyses three composers(Tan Xiaolin, Sang Tong and Luo Zhongrong) and their works to whom musical modernism has made outstanding contributions in China.

Taking the works of these composers as examples, this study focuses on the specific manifestations of global musical modernism as it was practised in China from 1927 to 1979. On the one hand, it reflects Chinese composers’ quest for the modernisation of Chinese music. On the other hand, it also reflects the cross-cultural interaction between global musical modernism and Chinese traditional music. Chinese composers hope that music with Chinese characteristics can be heard by the world and use music to dialogue with the times.

Finally, the thesis explores the development of global musical modernism in China after 1979 and makes suggestions. Although modernist music is still a ‘new wave’ in 20th-century China, it has attracted more and more Chinese scholars who are willing to create and study it. So how did global musical modernism emerge in China, and how did Chinese modernist music take shape?

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts & Humanities > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Supervisor's Name: Heile, Professor Bjorn
Date of Award: 2024
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2024-84215
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2024 14:58
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 15:00
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.84215

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