Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79606
Title: Music, morality, and genre in Tang poetry
Authors: Qian, ZX
Schoenberger, C 
Keywords: Music
Tang
Poetry
Genre
Yuefu
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Duke University Press
Source: Journal of Chinese literature and culture, Apr. 2018, v. 5, no. 1, p. 66-94 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of Chinese literature and culture 
Abstract: The relationship between music and Tang poetry is a topic of ongoing interest, usually approached from the perspective of individual genres. This article considers the relationships of three major genres of Tang poetry to music, morality, and one another to argue that musical and ethical considerations were important factors in the waxing and waning of those genres. By the mid-Tang, and perhaps much earlier, the musical system for Han and Six Dynasties yuefu poetry had been lost. Citing poems, critical writings, and histories of such poets as ShenYue, Yuan Jie, Bai Juyi, Yuan Zhen, and Li Qingzhao, however, this article shows how yuefu, shi, and quzi ci poets reappropriated the idea of "music bureau" pieces to experiment with, and stand in for, even older, Confucian ideals on the relationship of lyrics to music and morality. By citing examples where ethical considerations prompted poets and musicians to reinvent and reinterpret older forms, this article complicates the notion of a straight line of development from folk song to literati imitation to antiquarian exercise.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/79606
ISSN: 2329-0048
EISSN: 2329-0056
DOI: 10.1215/23290048-4345258
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

Page view(s)

3
Citations as of Jan 14, 2019

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.