Articles about Taiwan

Teaching Music History at National Taiwan University: Western Music in a World Context
Journal of Music History Pedagogy (2014) Vol. 4, No. 2

This short essay discusses issues related to the teaching of Western music history by a US-trained historical musicology at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, and is particularly concerned with the significances for East Asian students and audiences of the ...

"Spontaneous Performance" in Taiwanese Opera in the Context of Improvisational Theater: Artistic Position, Research Perspective, and Dramatic Practice
Min Su Qu Yi (2013) , No. 179, pp. 123-184

Among the many Oriental dramatic forms, Taiwanese Opera is the one that actually practices spontaneous performance with its "mubiao-xi" (scenario-based performances). In fact, many local dramatic forms used to adopt "mu-biao-xi" for scripts and stage performances. In 1951, to reinforce ...

The musical experiences, motivations, and preferences of positive ageing in Taiwan
International Journal of Community Music (2013) Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 79-92

This study provided a brief overview of some of the most important life quality elements that affected senior adults with regard to their musical experiences, motivations and preferences. The research and analysis of these elements established a researched-based framework for ...

A Mountain Love Song between Cross Cultural Couples: A Study of the Origin and Imagined Identity of "The Maiden of Malan"
Min Su Qu Yi (2013) , No. 181, pp. 265-319

"The Maiden of Malan," possibly the best-known modern Amis popular song, tells about the romance of an Amis maiden. A famous rendering of this song is recorded by an Amis singer Lu Jingzi from Malan, Taidong. Ethnomusicologists have since collected ...

Musical Time and Cultural Heterogeneity: Recordings of Xuemei Si Jun during and around the 1930s
Min Su Qu Yi (2013) , No. 180, pp. 1-43

Recent decades have seen important debates in musical time. Many scholars have argued for linearity as characteristic of Western art music (WAM), and non-linearity as characteristic of other musics. This position is recently attacked seriously for making dichotomous division among ...