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Jazz in China: From Dance Hall Music to Individual Freedom of Expression

Eugene Marlow


This book traces China's introduction to jazz in the early 1920s, its interruption by Chinese leadership under Mao in 1949, and its rejuvenation in the early 1980s with the start of China's opening to the world under Premier Deng Xiaoping. Covering a span of almost one hundred years, the book focuses on a variety of subjects—the musicians who initiated jazz performances in China, the means by which jazz was incorporated into Chinese culture, and the musicians and venues that now present jazz performances. Featuring unique, face-to-face interviews with leading indigenous jazz musicians in Beiji ... More

Keywords: China, jazz, jazz musicians, Chinese culture, big band, Shanghai, Beijing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781496817990
Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496817990.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugene Marlow, author
Baruch College, City University of New York

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