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Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle Over Western Music

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In China, a nation where the worlds of politics and art are closely linked, Western classical music was considered during the cultural revolution to be an imperialist intrusion, in direct conflict with the native aesthetic. In this revealing chronicle of the relationship between music and politics in twentieth-century China, Richard Kraus examines the evolution of China's ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published July 13th 1989 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1989)
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