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Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle Over Western Music
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution's rebellion against foreign influence, the piano, the musical embodiment of Western culture, became the object of intense hostility. In a nation where the world of politics and the world of art are closely linked, Western classical music was considered an imperialist intrusion, in direct conflict with the native aesthetic.
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published January 1st 1989)
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