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Instructor Info:Junko Oba
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Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Music and Dance Building RECITAL
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Music and Dance Building RECITAL
Description: "Asia" is a diverse, dynamic, and complex cultural entity that encompasses a vast geographic area and a long rich history. In this course we will investigate some representative performing arts traditions of South, Southeast, and East Asia, e.g., Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, Chinese operas, Japanese noh theatre, as a way of learning about the regions' unique history, different value systems, aesthetic sensibilities, spiritual beliefs, philosophies, and ways of life. We will also cross-culturally examine these performing arts traditions to understand the past and ongoing trans-regional cultural interactions. No previous music training is necessary but the students are expected to engage in critical listening and basic musical analysis of various music examples.