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MUSA 2307 Musics of Asia (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course offers an approach to Asian culture focusing on music and the performing arts. Case studies from India, Tibet, China, Japan, Korea, and Indonesia highlight the profound richness of musical experience seen throughout Asia while providing the foundation for a broader analysis of music-as-culture. Examining how music is deployed--in religious expression, political and social strategies, identity formation, and entertainment--reveals both continuities in musical uses/meanings and diversity in its cultural, social, and personal dimensions. This course locates contemporary Asian performing arts in their historical contexts, considers the transformations that take place as music flows across borders, and examines the interplay between global information networks and local forms and representations.


Instructor(s): Douglass Dineen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Cross-cultural course within the major/minor. The ability to read Western music notation is not required.


Last Updated: 09-Feb-16