After reading your textbook and any provided lecture notes for this unit, post your reaction to one of the provided discussion topics below. Be sure to use your own words and reactions, not simply something you copied from some other online source. Be sure to copy the prompt that you are using for your response into your post.
Your initial posting should be at least 200 words (not including the discussion prompt). You must start a thread in response to the prompt before you can read and reply to other students’ threads. In addition, respond to at least two threads from your classmates, including the thread above and below yours. Each of your responses to two of your classmates’ threads must be at least 75 words. If you are the first poster, respond to the thread below yours and one other thread.
1. What are some factors that help maintain traditional Southeast Asian music in the face of modernization? How do attitudes toward traditionalism and modernization affect music differently in China on the one hand, and Japan on the other?
2. Relationships between music and politics run deep in societies throughout the world. A major component of Chinese music is the relationship between musical developments and political movements in Chinese history. Discuss some of these connections. Why do you think music has been closely aligned with so many political regimes and institutions in so many societies throughout history?
the book is: music of the people of the world