NPR’s Anthony Kuhn, recently returned to China, introduces the Shaanxi folk music known as lao qiang (老腔), or “old tune”: Traditionally, Lao Qiang musicians would accompany a puppeteer, who would tell stories...
by Sophie Beach | Apr 25, 2008
For the National Geographic special issue on China, author Amy Tan wrote about the village of Dimen in Guizhou. On National Public Radio, Tan discussed the Dong people who live in the village and their tradition of using song to...
by Xiao Qiang | Jan 29, 2007
From China Rights Forum, via Song & Silence: In 1997 I arrived on China’s southwest borders planning to spend a year researching ethnic minority folklore. The only problem, as I discovered when I arrived, was that there wasn’t any. Instead, government culture bureaus and Chinese entrepreneurs had turned the region into an adults-only playground for […]
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