Collecting Flowers, Defining a Genre: Zhang Yaxiong and the Anthology of Hua'er Folksongs

@article{Tuohy2018CollectingFD,
  title={Collecting Flowers, Defining a Genre: Zhang Yaxiong and the Anthology of Hua'er Folksongs},
  author={Sue Tuohy},
  journal={Journal of Folklore Research},
  year={2018},
  volume={55},
  pages={113 - 148}
}
  • Sue Tuohy
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Folklore Research
  • Abstract:In the early twentieth century, Zhang Yaxiong, a reporter from northwest China, began research on songs from his native region, and in 1940, published the first nationally-circulated anthology of hua'er songs. His work was central to promoting the idea of hua'er as a genre of folksong, as a multiethnic and regional tradition, and as a valuable part of a broader Chinese artistic tradition. It contributed to the establishment of the field of hua'er studies and to today's public… CONTINUE READING
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