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Process and Perspective

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Through its encounter with China, the West remade itself in sound. That is the argument of this book, which tells the story of Western people experiencing China with their ears around 1800. To tell ... More


Soundscapes in the Contact Zone: Listening in Canton, 1770–1839

Thomas Irvine

in Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226667126
eISBN:
9780226667263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226667263.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter travels to the port city of Canton, the main source of direct European knowledge about Chinese sounds around 1800. From about 1700 until the conclusion of the First Opium War in 1842—a ... More


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