Sounding The Center: History And Aesthetics In Thai Buddhist Performance


by Wong, Deborah

Sounding The Center: History And Aesthetics In Thai Buddhist Performance

Price:  US$66.29   (SGD82.86*)
Format:  Paper Back, 348 pages
Published:  2001, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780226905860
SB#:  033582 (701)

About This Book

Substantial musicological and ethnographic studies in Bangkok and elsewhere underpin this exploration of Thai Buddhist music and rituals and the concepts, which they incorporate. Major ceremonies are described. The central mediating roles of the divinely-initiated and politically-approved master teachers or "khru", are highlighted and seen as forming the continuum that has enabled Thai classical music to endure. Contemporary challenges are discussed. With photographs, glossary, name lists, index of recorded music and bibliography. Includes CD "History and Aesthetics in Thai Buddhist Performance.


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