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Author Wang, Jing, 1982 November 25- author.

Title Half sound, half philosophy : aesthetics, politics, and history of China's sound art / Jing Wang.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2021.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  780.951 WAN    DUE 11-02-21
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Description xiv, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : Qi-Philosophy ; Sounds as Qi -- Sound, Resonance, the Philosophy of Qi : Ancient Chinese Acoustics ; The Philosophy of Qi ; Sound Explained through Qi-Philosophy ; Conclusion -- A Brief History of Sound in China's Contemporary Art : Conditions and Precursors ; New Media Art after 2000 ; Sound Art after 2000 -- A Brief History of Electronic and Experimental Music in China : The Electronic Instrument Builders ; Academic Electronic Music: Inauguration ; Nonacademic Electronic and Experimental Music ; Conclusion -- Shanshui-Thought in Experimental Music Practices : Shanshui-Thought: An Overview ; Shanshui: The Existential and the Epistemological ; Making Shanshui-Thought Audible: Two Aesthetic Qualities ; Conclusion -- In Praise of Strange Sounds of the Shamanistic : The Minor Tradition in Ancient Chinese Culture: Shamanism and Chimei Wangliang ; Acoustic Cultural Heritage and Nationalism ; Huanghu and Its Two Aesthetic Operations: Resonance and Withdrawal ; Conclusion -- Ubiquitous Control : From Cosmic Bell, Loudspeakers to Immanent Humming : Zhang Peili and Anti-Monumentality of Sound ; Zhang Ding and the Military-Entertainment-Art Complex ; Liu Chuang and the (Im)Possibility of Not Being Governed ; Conclusion - Qi-Thinking, or Cybernetics: A Way of Going On.
Summary "Maps the aesthetic, cultural, and socio-economical networks of a variety of sound practices and discourses in contemporary China"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Music -- China -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Music -- China -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music -- China -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Sound art -- China -- History and criticism.
Qi (Chinese philosophy)
Sound (Philosophy)
ISBN 9781501333484 hardcover
1501333488 hardcover

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