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Teaching Associate, Faculty of Arts
I come from a family of Chinese traditional musicians and learned to play the piano and Chinese zithers (the 21-stringed zheng and 7-stringed qin) in my early childhood. I received a BA in Musicology from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and an MA and a PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Sheffield. Before joining the Department of Music at Nottingham University in September 2022, I was formerly a Teaching Affiliate at the University of Nottingham and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. Previously, I served as a full-time Lecturer in Music at Xiamen University and Zhejiang Normal University in China.
I am a specialist in the music of China ranging from the transformation of Chinese traditional music in contemporary society to Chinese popular music. My general areas of expertise include Chinese music performance, music, place and diasporic communities, ethnomusicological theory and methods, and music education.
I teach ' Global Music Studies ', ' Music of Asia ', ' Contemporary Approaches to Music Education ' and ' Approaches to Popular Music ' in the undergraduate curriculum.
As an ethnomusicologist and expert player of the Chinese zithers, I have worked alongside a range of notable composers and world musicians to explore the diversity and wide ranging possibilities of… read more
As an ethnomusicologist and expert player of the Chinese zithers, I have worked alongside a range of notable composers and world musicians to explore the diversity and wide ranging possibilities of cross-cultural music making. My current research combines creative practice with ethnomusicological research to investigate collaborative creativity amongst Chinese and European musicians.