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Chinese Performance and Inter-Community Relations in a 19th-Century New Zealand Gold-Mining Setting

The history of Chinese music making in Aotearoa has received little attention in music research. A hegemonic and Eurocentric lens of scholarly convention has for so often foregrounded some creative arts at the expense of obfuscating others, frequently disparaging or exoticising musical practices that fall within unknown epistemologies.

Challenging the selective subject matter of music history, this talk from Professor Henry Johnson uncovers some of the active and diverse contributions that Chinese musical performance has had in the making of New Zealand. Particular attention is given to instances of inter-community relations in a 19th-century gold-mining setting and the dynamics of cultural diversity of the time.

Date Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Time 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Audience Public,All University,Alumni,Staff
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
LocationBurns 5, Burns (Arts) Building, Albany Street, Dunedin
Contact NameCentre for Global Migrations

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