Western Musicology in China: A Personal Perspective

Craig Wright


The positive interaction between Chinese and American musicologists is due, in part, to a number of Chinese musicologists who have studied at American universities, including Yale. These musicologists are now teaching at the important Chinese conservatories in Beijing and Shanghai. In describing how Western music and traditional Chinese music have been taught, these colleagues provide a history of teaching ideologies, methodologies, and textbooks that are little known to Western scholars. 



China, pedagogy, conservatory

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