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Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Rachel Harris

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The Sibe are an immigrant group, Qing dynasty bannermen who made a three-year ‘long march’ from Manchuria in the 18th century to serve as a border garrison in the newly conquered Western Regions of ... More


Memories of Music, Memories through Music

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the types and functions of Sibe music. It provides biographical sketches of village musicians including Ga'altu of the Anjia clan, Guo Rongxing, and a certain Shoulintai. The ... More


Postscript

S. J. Harrison

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the musical history of the Sibe people in Xinjiang, China. It provides evidence to show that in spite of their reputation as a people who have ... More


Introduction

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the music and ritual songs of the Sibe people of Xinjiang, China. This book aims to counter the monolithic view of Chinese ... More


Sibe History and Society

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter offers a general account of Sibe history and society. It suggests that certain nationalist themes are apparent in the writing of Sibe history in contemporary China, notably a rhetoric of ... More


Sibe Music

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the styles of song, instrumental music, and opera of the Sibe people in demonstrate aspects of change and continuity in Sibe music during their 240-year residence in Xinjiang, ... More


Remembering the Rituals: Shamans, Temples and Ancestors

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ritual practice of the Sibe people in Çabçal before Liberation. It discusses the double layer of social remembering through contemporary story-telling about the performed ... More


Folk Music and the Modern State

Rachel Harris

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the changes in Sibe folk music during modern times in China. It traces the brief history of musical reforms and the use of music in social reforms in Çabçal in the twentieth ... More


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