Publisher :Springer Release Date :2018-01-04 ISBN :9811075336 Pages :256 pages Rating :4.8/5 (11 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China by Wai-Chung Ho:
Download or read book Culture, Music Education, and the Chinese Dream in Mainland China written by Wai-Chung Ho and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-01-04 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book focuses on the rapidly changing sociology of music as manifested in Chinese society and Chinese education. It examines how social changes and cultural politics affect how music is currently being used in connection with the Chinese dream. While there is a growing trend toward incorporating the Chinese dream into school education and higher education, there has been no scholarly discussion to date. The combination of cultural politics, transformed authority relations, and officially approved songs can provide us with an understanding of the official content on the Chinese dream that is conveyed in today’s Chinese society, and how these factors have influenced the renewal of values-based education and practices in school music education in China.
Publisher :Amsterdam University Press Release Date :2021-01-26 ISBN :9048552206 Pages : pages Rating :4.0/5 (485 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Globalization, Nationalism, and Music Education in the Twenty-First Century in Greater China by Wai-Chung Ho:
Download or read book Globalization, Nationalism, and Music Education in the Twenty-First Century in Greater China written by Wai-Chung Ho and published by Amsterdam University Press. This book was released on 2021-01-26 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book will examine the recent development of school music education in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to illustrate how national policies for music in the school curriculum integrate music cultures and non-musical values in the relationship between national cultural identity and globalization. It will examine the ways in which policies for national identity formation and globalization interact to complement and contradict each other in the content of music education in these three Chinese territories. Meanwhile, tensions posed by the complex relationship between cultural diversity and political change have also led to a crisis of national identity in these three localities. The research methods of this book involve an analysis of official approved music textbooks, a survey questionnaire distributed to students attending music education programmes as well as primary and secondary school music teachers, and in-depth interviews with student teachers and schoolteachers in the three territories.
Publisher :Springer Nature Release Date :2021-04-12 ISBN :3030656179 Pages :214 pages Rating :4.0/5 (36 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Politics of Diversity in Music Education by Alexis Anja Kallio:
Download or read book The Politics of Diversity in Music Education written by Alexis Anja Kallio and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-04-12 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This open access book examines the political structures and processes that frame and produce understandings of diversity in and through music education. Recent surges in nationalist, fundamentalist, protectionist and separatist tendencies highlight the imperative for music education to extend beyond nominal policy agendas or wholly celebratory diversity discourses. Bringing together high-level theorisation of the ways in which music education upholds or unsettles understandings of society and empirical analyses of the complex situations that arise when negotiating diversity in practice, the chapters in this volume explore the politics of inquiry in research; examine music teachers’ navigations of the shifting political landscapes of society and state; extend conceptualisations of diversity in music education beyond familiar boundaries; and critically consider the implications of diversity for music education leadership. Diversity is thus not approached as a label applied to certain individuals or musical repertoires, but as socially organized difference, produced and manifest in various ways as part of everyday relations and interactions. This compelling collection serves as an invitation to ongoing reflexive inquiry; to deliberate the politics of diversity in a fast-changing and pluralist world; and together work towards more informed and ethically sound understandings of how diversity in music education policy, practice, and research is framed and conditioned both locally and globally.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2021-11-30 ISBN :1000472299 Pages :534 pages Rating :4.0/5 (4 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Citizenship by Zhonghua Guo:
Download or read book The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Citizenship written by Zhonghua Guo and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 534 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Two assumptions prevail in the study of Chinese citizenship: one holds that citizenship is unique to the Western political culture, and China has historically lacked the necessary conditions for its development; the other implies that China is an authoritarian regime that has always been subject to autocratic power, in which citizens and citizenship play a limited role. This volume negates both assumptions. On the one hand, it shows that China has its own unique and rich experiences of the emergence, development, rights, obligations, acts, culture, education, and sites of citizenship, indicating the need to widen the scope of citizenship studies to include non-Western societies. On the other hand, it aims to show that citizenship has been a core issue running through China's political development since the modern period, urging scholars to bring ‘citizenship’ into consideration in the study of Chinese politics. This Handbook sets a new agenda for citizenship studies and Chinese politics. Its clear, accessible style makes it essential reading for students and scholars interested in citizenship and China studies.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2022 ISBN :1793642923 Pages :378 pages Rating :4.7/5 (936 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Ethnomusicology and Cultural Diplomacy by David G. Hebert:
Download or read book Ethnomusicology and Cultural Diplomacy written by David G. Hebert and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Music has long played a prominent role in cultural diplomacy, but until now no resource has comparatively examined policies that shape how non-western countries use music in international relations. Inspired by decolonization, this book describes policies and legal frameworks that impact music's role in cultural diplomacy worldwide.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2021 ISBN :0197566278 Pages :200 pages Rating :4.1/5 (975 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Rethinking Music Education and Social Change by Alexandra Kertz-Welzel:
Download or read book Rethinking Music Education and Social Change written by Alexandra Kertz-Welzel and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: "The arts and particularly music are well-known agents for social change. They can empower, transform, or question. They can be a mirror of society's current state and a means of transformation. They are often the last refuge when all attempts at social change have failed. But are the arts able to live up to these expectations? Can music education cause social change? This book offers timely answers to these questions. It presents an imaginative, yet critical approach. It is optimistic and realistic. It rethinks music education's relation to social change and offers a new vision in terms of music education as utopian theory and practice. This allows to unearth the utopian energy of the music education profession and to openly imagine how the world could be otherwise - while at the same time critically scrutinizing respective conceptions. Utopia, being an important topic in sociology and political science, offers a new tradition of thinking and a scholarly foundation for music education's relation to social change. However, music education is not only a means for social transformation. It also has artistic and aesthetic dimensions. Thus, connecting music education with utopia leads to two approaches in terms of politically or socially responsive music education and esthetic music education. Rethinking music education and social change within the framework of utopia offers much-needed opportunities for reconceptualizing music education in the 2020s"--
Publisher :IGI Global Release Date :2021-01-22 ISBN :1522589864 Pages :116 pages Rating :4.5/5 (225 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities by Topor, F. Sigmund:
Download or read book Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities written by Topor, F. Sigmund and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2021-01-22 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Cultural values and structures differ in societies throughout the world. For example, the traditional conformism of Confucian countries is vastly dissimilar from the individualistic values of Western societies. In today’s globalized environment, the greatest challenge is the collaboration of diverse cultures. The comprehension of global epistemology and the understanding of diverse cultural perspectives is needed in order to sustain global harmony and intercultural congruence. Cultural Perspectives on Global Research Epistemology: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a pivotal reference source that discusses the effect of globalization on intercultural communication and critical thinking and analyzes Eastern and Western societies from an epistemological standpoint. While highlighting topics including uncertainty avoidance, Confucianism, and cultural heritage, this book is ideally designed for researchers, scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, educators, practitioners, and students seeking current research on epistemic discordance in global research.
Publisher :University of Hawaii Press Release Date :2020-10-31 ISBN :0824882350 Pages :320 pages Rating :4.8/5 (248 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Composing for the Revolution by Joshua H. Howard:
Download or read book Composing for the Revolution written by Joshua H. Howard and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 2020-10-31 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In Composing for the Revolution: Nie Er and China’s Sonic Nationalism, Joshua Howard explores the role the songwriter Nie Er played in the 1930s proletarian arts movement and the process by which he became a nationalist icon. Composed only months before his untimely death in 1935, Nie Er’s last song, the “March of the Volunteers,” captured the rising anti-Japanese sentiment and was selected as China’s national anthem with the establishment of the People’s Republic. Nie was quickly canonized after his death and later recast into the “People’s Musician” during the 1950s, effectively becoming a national monument. Howard engages two historical paradigms that have dominated the study of twentiethcentury China—revolution and modernity. He argues that active in the leftist artistic community and critical of capitalism, Nie Er availed himself of media technology, especially the emerging sound cinema, to create a modern, revolutionary, and nationalist music. This thesis stands as a powerful corrective to a growing literature on the construction of a Chinese modernity, which has privileged the mass consumer culture of Shanghai and consciously sought to displace the focus on China’s revolutionary experience. Composing for the Revolution also provides insight into understudied aspects of China’s nationalism—its sonic and musical dimensions. Howard’s analyses highlights Nie’s extensive writings on the political function of music, examination of the musical techniques and lyrics of compositions within the context of left-wing cinema, and also the transmission of his songs through film, social movements, and commemoration. Nie Er shared multiple and overlapping identities based on regionalism, nationalism, and left-wing internationalism. His march songs, inspired by Soviet “mass songs,” combined Western musical structure and aesthetic with elements of Chinese folk music. The songs’ ideological message promoted class nationalism, but his “March of the Volunteers” elevated his music to a universal status thereby transcending the nation. Traversing the life and legacy of Nie Er, Howard offers readers a profound insight into the meanings of nationalism and memory in contemporary China. Composing for the Revolution underscores the value of careful reading of sources and the author’s willingness to approach a subject from multiple perspectives.
Publisher :Edward Elgar Publishing Release Date :2020-11-27 ISBN :1789909953 Pages :512 pages Rating :4.7/5 (899 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Handbook of Public Policy and Public Administration in China by Xiaowei Zang:
Download or read book Handbook of Public Policy and Public Administration in China written by Xiaowei Zang and published by Edward Elgar Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-27 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This Handbook offers a critical analysis of the major theoretical and empirical issues in public policy and public administration in China. Investigating methodological, theoretical, and conceptual themes, it provides an insightful reflection on how China is governed.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2016-12-08 ISBN :1317078004 Pages :198 pages Rating :4.3/5 (17 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China by Wai-Chung Ho:
Download or read book Popular Music, Cultural Politics and Music Education in China written by Wai-Chung Ho and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: While attention has been paid to various aspects of music education in China, to date no single publication has systematically addressed the complex interplay of sociopolitical transformations underlying the development of popular music and music education in the multilevel culture of China. Before the implementation of the new curriculum reforms in China at the beginning of the twenty-first century, there was neither Chinese nor Western popular music in textbook materials. Popular culture had long been prohibited in school music education by China’s strong revolutionary orientation, which feared ‘spiritual pollution’ by Western cultures. However, since the early twenty-first century, education reform has attempted to help students deal with experiences in their daily lives and has officially included learning the canon of popular music in the music curriculum. In relation to this topic, this book analyses how social transformation and cultural politics have affected community relations and the transmission of popular music through school music education. Ho presents music and music education as sociopolitical constructions of nationalism and globalization. Moreover, how popular music is received in national and global contexts and how it affects the construction of social and musical meanings in school music education, as well as the reformation of music education in mainland China, is discussed. Based on the perspectives of school music teachers and students, the findings of the empirical studies in this book address the power and potential use of popular music in school music education as a producer and reproducer of cultural politics in the music curriculum in the mainland.
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2011 ISBN :9004189173 Pages :258 pages Rating :4.0/5 (41 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review School Music Education and Social Change in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan by Wai-chung Ho:
Download or read book School Music Education and Social Change in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan written by Wai-chung Ho and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2011 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This book compares, from a historical and sociopolitical perspective, the respective systems and contents of music education in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in response to globalization, localization and Sinificiation, with particular reference to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Publisher :Oxford University Press Release Date :2015 ISBN :0199356157 Pages :703 pages Rating :4.1/5 (993 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education by Cathy Benedict:
Download or read book The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education written by Cathy Benedict and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 703 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Music education has historically had a tense relationship with social justice. One the one hand, educators concerned with music practices have long preoccupied themselves with ideas of open participation and the potentially transformative capacity that musical interaction fosters. On the otherhand, they have often done so while promoting and privileging a particular set of musical practices, traditions, and forms of musical knowledge, which has in turn alienated and even excluded many children from music education opportunities. Teaching multicultural practices, for example, hashistorically provided potentially useful pathways for music practices that are widely thought to be socially just. However, curricula often map alien musical values onto other musics and in so doing negate the social value of these practices, grounding them in a politics of difference wherein"recognition of our difference" limits the push that might take students from tolerance to respect and to renewed understanding and interaction. The Oxford Handbook of Social Justice in Music Education provides a comprehensive overview and scholarly analyses of the major themes and issues relating to social justice in musical and educational practice and scholastic inquiry worldwide. The first section of the handbook conceptualizes socialjustice while framing its pursuit within broader social, historical, cultural, and political contexts and concerns. Authors in the succeeding sections of the handbook fill out what social justice entails for music teaching and learning in the home, school, university, and wider community as theygrapple with issues of inclusivity and diversity, alienation, intolerance, racism, ableism, and elitism, or relating to urban and incarcerated youth, immigrant and refugee children, and, more generally, cycles of injustice that might be perpetuated by music pedagogy. The concluding section of thehandbook offers specific and groundbreaking practical examples of social justice in action through a variety of educational and social projects and pedagogical practices that might inspire and guide those wishing to confront and attempt to ameliorate musical or other inequity and injustice.Consisting of 42 chapters by authors from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Finland, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States, the handbook will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from undergraduate and graduate music educationmajors and faculty in music and other disciplines and fields to parents and other interested members of the public wishing to better understand what is social justice and why and how its pursuit in and through music education matters.
Publisher :World Scientific Release Date :2013-06-28 ISBN :9814405566 Pages :308 pages Rating :4.8/5 (144 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Education-at-large: Student Life And Activities In Singapore 1945-1965 by Huay Leng Lee:
Download or read book Education-at-large: Student Life And Activities In Singapore 1945-1965 written by Huay Leng Lee and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2013-06-28 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The first part of the book contains documentation of a groundbreaking exhibition held in 2007 on student activities and societal engagements during post-war Singapore 1945-1965 and transcripts of forums held in conjunction with it. The second half centres on oral history accounts of mostly former Chinese school students who shared about their social, cultural and political activities in complex but exciting times.Education-at-large broadens our understanding of Singapore's educational history in the transitional period between the end of the Second World War and the country's independence; examines the ways in which student activities and activism resonated with, and contributed to, the country's wider social, political and cultural life, as well as the decolonisation process; and stimulates debates about Chinese education and student activism in Singapore.
Publisher :Nova Science Pub Incorporated Release Date :1999 ISBN : Pages :189 pages Rating :4.3/5 (91 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Political Culture of China's University Students by Herbert S. Yee:
Download or read book The Political Culture of China's University Students written by Herbert S. Yee and published by Nova Science Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1999 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This is an important, revealing study by a knowledgeable, provocative stimulating scholar. Constructed on the basis of unprecedented and extensive interviews of students in representative Chinese universities in widely different locations within Greater China, the study provides an invaluable indicator of the thinking of young intellectuals in China today.