China1 - China Introduction and Overview Chapter 8 Worlds of Music China The Middle Kingdom China Qin Empire 221 BCE 207 BCE the term China comes

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Chapter 8, Worlds of Music China – Introduction and Overview
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China – The Middle Kingdom
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China Qin Empire 221 BCE – 207 BCE the term “China” comes from Qin importance of Chinese diaspora mainland = P. R.C. (People’s Republic of China) Han Chinese majority – 91% of the population other minorities located mainly at China’s borders Uyghurs (Northwest)
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Provinces of the PRC
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Chinese Language(s) Mandarin Cantonese both tonal languages, use characters rather than an alphabet two forms of the written language – complex & simplified
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Overview of Chinese Philosophy Chinese philosophy Daoism Laozi – 6th c. BCE Confucianism Confucius – 550 – 479 BCE Buddhism came to China from India sometime around the 1st c. CE (also Islam and Christianity)
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Ba Yin ? ?   eight sounds” Categorization of instruments in early Chinese history 8 categories: silk bamboo metal stone gourds earth leather
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Jiangnan Sizhu
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course MUS 130 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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China1 - China Introduction and Overview Chapter 8 Worlds of Music China The Middle Kingdom China Qin Empire 221 BCE 207 BCE the term China comes

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