The Music Teacher: The Professionalization of Singing and the Development of Erotic Vocal Style During Late Ming China

@article{Xu2015TheMT,
  title={The Music Teacher: The Professionalization of Singing and the Development of Erotic Vocal Style During Late Ming China},
  author={P. Xu},
  journal={Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={75},
  pages={259 - 297}
}
  • P. Xu
  • Published 2015
  • Art
  • Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies
  • Abstract:I focus on the professional singing teacher as a new social identity during the late Ming, particularly their social transformation from anonymous grifters to meaningful names in the elite singing culture of kunqu. A close, intertextual reading of different versions of Wei Liangfu’s (fl. 16th century) singing thesis, Nanci yinzheng—combined with historical, fictional, dramatic, and poetic accounts of musical performance given by professional singing masters and their courtesan students… CONTINUE READING
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