State Sacrifices and Music in Ming China: Orthodoxy, Creativity, and Expressiveness / Edition 1

State Sacrifices and Music in Ming China: Orthodoxy, Creativity, and Expressiveness / Edition 1

by Joseph S.C. Lam
     
 

ISBN-10: 079143706X

ISBN-13: 9780791437063

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Presents historical, ritual, and musical data preserved in authentic Ming documents illustrating the significance of state sacrifices in imperial China.

This book presents a wealth of historical, ritual, and musical data preserved in authentic Ming documents, describing ritual and musical structures, thoughts, and actions of Ming emperors and

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Overview

Presents historical, ritual, and musical data preserved in authentic Ming documents illustrating the significance of state sacrifices in imperial China.

This book presents a wealth of historical, ritual, and musical data preserved in authentic Ming documents, describing ritual and musical structures, thoughts, and actions of Ming emperors and scholar-officials who practiced court ritual and music for official and personal purposes. Not only the significance of Ming dynasty state sacrifices and music are illustrated, but also the roles they played in imperial China.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791437063
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in Chinese Local Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
205
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Preface

Chinese Dynasties and Ming Emperors

Chapter 1 Issues, Definitions, and a Hypothesis

Chapter 2 State Sacrifices in the Ming Court

Chapter 3 Taizu's Words and Deeds of State Sacrifices and Music

Chapter 4 Shizong's Sericultural Ceremonials

Chapter 5 Ming Music Theory

Chapter 6 State Sacrificial Music in the Ming Court

Chapter 7 Ming State Sacrificial Songs

Chapter 8 Orthodoxy, Creativity, Expressiveness, and Critical Audiences of Ming State Sacrifices and Music

Notes

Glossary

Works Cited

Index

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