Here’s a roundup of a series of posts on ritual life and musicking in south Jiangsu.
For vignettes from before Liberation:
- An American musician in 1920s’ China
- on the tangming ritual bands.
In this post I reflect on amateur entertainment and ritual connections in urban and rural Shanghai:
And here I introduce the fine work of Yang Der-ruey on the conflict in Shanghai of the state programme for training Daoists with the traditional values of their masters and the real world of the ritual economy:
On Daoism around Suzhou, following this introduction to a remarkable project under Maoism
I surveyed the broad field of research in
And to illustrate the challenges of adapting ritual to the concert stage:
For a very different take on musicking in Shanghai, see
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