Use this page to get started or find contextual information for music in China. This page includes information about music in China, prominent Chinese composers, popular music in China, traditional music in China, and Chinese musical instruments.
China is currently made of approximately 92% ethnic Han citizens, but other ethnic groups in the country have their own forms of traditional music. These groups include Tibetans, Uyghurs, Manchus, Zhuang, Dai, Mongolians, Naxi, Miao, Wa, Yi, and Lisu.
In addition to the resources listed on this page, make sure to use the general resources in the Getting Started page as well.
Douglass Library has access to many scores by Chinese composers. The most prominent include:
The East Asian Library, located on the second floor of Alexander Library, hosts a large collection of resources in the Chinese vernacular.
The library has a comprehensive set of reference tools in Chinese. Some reference works are also available in Chuang, Miao, and Tibetan.
The library also has an extensive collection of materials relating to Chinese opera.
For more information and research tools in East Asian languages, see the East Asian Library website.
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