Skip navigation
Skip navigation

The Western songs (Xiqu) of the southern dynasties (420-589) - a critical study

Chan, Man Sing

Description

Though the Western songs or Xiqu have been frequently anthologized alongside the Wu songs to represent the folk poetry of the Southern Dynasties (420-589 A.D.), there has been as yet no attempt to study the songs in depth. It is the purpose of this study to fill the gap. The songs are viewed primarily as an orally delivered art, fostered by a particular social context and a regional folk tradition. The ethnic and musical backgrounds are discussed, then the lyrics are analysed in terms of...[Show more]

CollectionsOpen Access Theses
Date published: 1984
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10697

Download

File Description SizeFormat Image
Chan Thesis 1984.pdf28.06 MBAdobe PDFThumbnail


Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  23 August 2018/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator