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Chinese Religions and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...In this chapter, Note on transliteration: Throughout this chapter, Mandarin pinyin is used for most Chinese words and phrases. However, for song titles or quoted lyrics, either Mandarin or Cantonese pinyin are used, depending...
...Introduction Nanyin is a form of musical performing arts recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009. Besides being performed in the Fujian Province of China, where it was created and developed, today...

Cui Jian

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...Often referred to as “Old Cui” or “the Father of Chinese Rock,” Cui Jian’s career brought him into direct confrontation with the Chinese government. Cui was born in Beijing in 1961 to Korean parents; his father was a trumpet player and his...

Hong Kong

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 6,787,000 (2002) Hong Kong, a territory made up of three main areas (Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula and the New Territories), was ceded to Britain after two Opium Wars in the middle of the nineteenth...

Tibet

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,700,000 (2003) Tibet, situated on the high plateaus of the Himalayan mountains at altitudes between 6,500 ft and 16,0 ft (2,000m-5,000m), has been a state since the seventh century. It had its greatest...

Shanghai

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 17,000,000 (2002) Shanghai is China’s most prominent harbor and a city with a booming economy in the early twenty-first century. It is located along the Huangpu River on China’s east coast, midway between...

Beijing

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 14,560,000 (2003) Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China. It is the country’s political, cultural and economic center, and the center of external communications. Located in northern...

Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 18,462,600 (2000); Uyghur: 8,139,458 (2000) Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, sometimes known in the West as Chinese or Eastern Turkestan, is a region of oasis towns separated by great distances and,...

China

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 1,286,975,500 (2003) China is the most populous country in the world and the third-largest country (after Russia and Canada) with a total area of 3.7 million sq miles (9.6 million sq km)....

Vietnam

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: ca. 79,000,000 (2000) Vietnam is located in mainland Southeast Asia along the eastern coast of the Indochinese peninsula, bordered by China to the north, Laos and Cambodia to the west, the Gulf of Tongking and the South...