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International Music

Resources for research and listening for folk and popular music from around the world


Recommended Books

The recommended books below include reference works and books on several topics related to Chinese music. Most books on the traditional music of China can be found in ML 336 while popular music is in ML 3502.C5. For additional results, run the subject searches Music -- China and Music -- Taiwan. Books are sorted by their call numbers for ease of browsing. Hover over the info icon to see a description.

Chinese Songs in the Music Collection

Ball State University Professor of Voice Mei Zhong has edited several volumes of Chinese folk songs and art songs. Volumes include Chinese texts (in traditional characters and Pinyin transliteration), English translations, pronunciation guides, biographical notes, and commentaries. Find additional scores shelved in M1619 or by running an author search for Mei Zhong in OneSearch.

Interlibrary Loan

Users are encouraged to search for items beyond University Libraries' catalog via RILM Abstracts of Music Literature and WorldCat. Materials not available in print or online may be requested through Interlibrary Loan. Please allow up to seven days for electronic delivery and up to fourteen days for delivery of physical items.