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The Power of Music


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This book looks at the Chinese bronze bell and its constructed role as a tool used by the socio-political dominant from the Shang Dynasty to the Warring States period, the latter half of the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. Bells and bell ownership represented power. They were musical instruments that reflected an awe-inspiring level of artistic achievement. But they were also used as tools by upper echelon of the socio-political hierarchy to reflect their power and control. As the bronze bell evolves from the Shang dynasty to the close of the Eastern Zhou dynasty, the signified or the perceived meaning of the bell never changes. Bells always represented power. However, what did change were the rules of ownership. Using Michael Foucault''s theory of power/knowledge; how historical context can change perceptions and meanings; and the rules of bell ownership, this book will illustrate how the power structure in China was changed.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC26920
AuthorRebecca Fields
Number of Pages92
Publishing Year2010-05-03T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeMusic
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandVDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-07-29 00:00:00