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A Way of Music Education: Classic Chinese Wisdoms

Victor Fung


A Way of Music Education: Classic Chinese Wisdoms presents a philosophy of music education rooted in Yijing (I-Ching or The Book of Changes), classic Confucianism, and classic Daoism, which matured in the mid-sixth to mid-third century BC China (pre-Qin period). This philosophy puts the human at the center of an organismic world, in which all matters and events are connected, be they musical or non-musical. It is human-centric and dao-centric. Music educational experiences are key attributes to musical well-being throughout one’s lifetime. Concepts of yin and yang, deep harmony, and the teachi ... More

Keywords: balance, change, Chinese, Confucianism, Daoism, human spirit, liberation, music education, philosophy, Yijing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190234461
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190234461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victor Fung, author
University of South Florida

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