Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific

MusicPerfArtsFrederick Lau, series editor

Diverse in scope and orientation, this series will showcase new works that highlight commonalities and specificities in music and performing arts traditions in Asia and the Pacific. Drawing insights from ethnomusicology, performance studies, cultural studies, history, folklore, anthropology, gender studies, and social sciences, the series aims to document ways in which this region is being constituted through music and performance. The series invites particular perspectives such as center-periphery, global-local, universal-specific, colonialism-postcolonialism, official-unofficial, mainstream-marginal, collectivism-individualism, as well as other approaches that can further our understanding of the region’s interconnectivity and performative imaginaries.

Making Waves: Traveling Musics in Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific, edited by Frederick Lau and Christine R. Yano (February 2018)

Broken Voices: Postcolonial Entanglements and the Preservation of Korea’s Central Folksong Traditions, by Roald Maliangkay (October 2017)

Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities, edited by Andrew N. Weintraub and Bart Barendregt (July 2017)

Hearing the Future: The Music and Magic of the Sanguma Band, by Denis Crowdy (January 2016)

Javaphilia: American Love Affairs with Javanese Music and Dance, by Henry Spiller (February 2015)