China - China Asian culture has adopted the Chinese writing system allowing literate people in all areas to communicate even though the spoken

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China Asian culture has adopted the Chinese writing system, allowing literate people in all areas to communicate even though the spoken languages (Japanese, Koran, Vietnamese or Mongolian) were unrelated. Chinese civilization was profoundly influenced by outside cultures, especially those coming from Western and Central Asia along the “silk road.” The view of philosopher Kong Fuzi had a profound influence on the role music. In China, most “traditional” music struggles to survive as best it can, while newly arranged and orchestrated music, considered “improved” and “modernized” by many Chinese office Chinese, is used to represent Chinese music to the outside world. Most writing on Chinese music focused on ancient instruments, ritual, and aesthetic principles. Traditionally, the Chinese classified musical instruments into 8 categories, known as bayin (eight materials). China has an incredibly diverse array of instruments, many of which had origins outside China but were Sinicized over time. Chinese music is fundamentally vocal music, and it is also primarily based on melodies that can
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China - China Asian culture has adopted the Chinese writing system allowing literate people in all areas to communicate even though the spoken

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