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

Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839
Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839
From bell ringing to fireworks, gongs to cannon salutes, a dazzling variety of sounds and soundscapes marked the China encountered by the West around 1800. These sounds were gathered by diplomats, trade officials, missionaries, and other travelers and transmitted back to Europe, where they were reconstructed in the imaginations of writers, philosophers, and music historians such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Charles Burney. Thomas Irvine gathers these stories in Listening to China, exploring how the sonic encounter with China shaped perceptions of Europe’s own musical development.
University of Chicago Press
Irvine, Thomas
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Irvine, Thomas
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Irvine, Thomas (2020) Listening to China: Sound and the Sino-Western Encounter, 1770-1839 , University of Chicago Press, 256pp.

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Abstract

From bell ringing to fireworks, gongs to cannon salutes, a dazzling variety of sounds and soundscapes marked the China encountered by the West around 1800. These sounds were gathered by diplomats, trade officials, missionaries, and other travelers and transmitted back to Europe, where they were reconstructed in the imaginations of writers, philosophers, and music historians such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Charles Burney. Thomas Irvine gathers these stories in Listening to China, exploring how the sonic encounter with China shaped perceptions of Europe’s own musical development.

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In preparation date: 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: May 2020
Published date: May 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 418982
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/418982
PURE UUID: 06e23cfe-a538-413c-b6db-81d9e0f092f4

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2018 16:30
Last modified: 15 Jan 2021 17:32

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