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Discourses of identity in contemporary East Asian Music: Chen Yi, Unsuk Chin and Karen Tanaka

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Discourses of identity in East Asian new music are often limited to tracing ethnographic materials or conceptual influences from the composers' cultures of origin. Existing analytical approaches tend to look for the musical features that are emblematic of the cultures in question, and to map relationships between the contemporary and traditional musical aspects. Composers who resist employing their native traditions as musical tropes, however, problematise discussions of their identity and...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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