Music as Mao's Weapon

Music as Mao's Weapon

Author: Lei Ouyang

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ISBN: 0252053117

Category: China

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"China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) produced propaganda music that still stirs unease and, at times, evokes nostalgia. Lei X. Ouyang uses selections from revolutionary songbooks to untangle the complex interactions between memory, trauma, and generational imprinting among those who survived the period of extremes. Interviews combine with ethnographic fieldwork and surveys to explore both the Cultural Revolution's effect on those who lived through it as children and contemporary remembrance of the music created to serve the Maoist regime. As Ouyang shows, the weaponization of music served an ideological revolution but also revolutionized the senses. She examines essential questions raised by this phenomenon: What did the revolutionization look, sound, and feel like? What does it take for individuals and groups to engage with such music? And what is the impact of such an experience over time? Perceptive and provocative, Music as Mao's Weapon is an insightful look at the exploitation and manipulation of the arts under authoritarianism"--
Music as Mao's Weapon
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Lei Ouyang
Categories: China
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

"China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) produced propaganda music that still stirs unease and, at times, evokes nostalgia. Lei X. Ouyang uses selections from revolutionary songbooks to untangle the complex interactions between memory, trauma, and generational imprinting among those who survived the period of extremes. Interviews combine with ethnographic fieldwork and surveys
Excursions in World Music
Language: en
Pages: 484
Authors: Timothy Rommen, Bruno Nettl
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-18 - Publisher: Routledge

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to the musics of the world, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe, and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the
Music As Mao's Weapon
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Lei X. Ouyang
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-30 - Publisher:

China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) produced propaganda music that still stirs unease and, at times, evokes nostalgia. Lei X. Ouyang uses selections from revolutionary songbooks to untangle the complex interactions between memory, trauma, and generational imprinting among those who survived the period of extremes. Interviews combine with ethnographic fieldwork and surveys
Critical Themes in World Music
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Timothy Rommen
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-26 - Publisher: Routledge

Critical Themes in World Music is a reader of nine short essays by the authors of the successful Excursions in World Music, Eighth Edition, edited by Timothy Rommen and Bruno Nettl. The essays introduce key and contemporary themes in ethnomusicology—gender and sexuality, coloniality and race, technology and media, sound and
Private Life Of Chairman Mao
Language: en
Pages: 720
Authors: Zhisui Li
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Random House

For the first time, here is the extraordinary true story of one of the most powerful men, and ruthless dictators, who ever lived. Mao Zedong had control over more people for a longer period than any other leader in history. In this intimate biography we learn not only about the