Chinese Music Appreciation (GE1105)


General Education course “Chinese Music Appreciation” will wire you to the “power and secret” of Chinese music. Topics of discussion include issues of identity, politics, modernity, and globalization. We will study a variety of instrumental music (both played by Chinese and Western musical instruments), operatic music, and music in Chinese-language film. We will also gain hands-on experience playing Chinese music together at workshops.

Course Characteristics:

  • Introduction to Chinese Musical Instruments
  • Live Music Demonstration
  • Hands-on Experience of Instrumental and Vocal Music
  • Comparison between Traditional and Modern Chinese Music
  • Exploring the Difference between Chinese and Western Musical Cultures

Teaching Staff:

Instructor: WONG King Chung, CHEUNG Sharon W K

Medium of Instruction: Cantonese / Putonghua

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Starting from Semester A 2015/16, the medium of instruction (MOI) and medium of assessment (MOA) of this course will change to English only.


Last updated: 16 May 2016