Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0849-6218

Year of Publication

2017

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Fine Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Donna Kwon

Abstract

Er’rentai, or Mongolian dance and song duets, is a genre of folk opera in the Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. Er’rentai performances can be categorized into two styles—the “western-style” and the “eastern-style.” The aim of this thesis is to explore the acculturation in Chinese-Mongolian er’rentai genre in the following ways. First, I address the historical background of the western-style er’rentai. Then, I draw on fieldwork with Huo Banzhu, a famous er’rentai musician, to introduce contemporary state of er’rentai's development. Finally, I employ musical analysis to demonstrate the borrowings of Mongolian music and culture in the formation and transmission of Chinese-Mongolian er’rentai.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/ETD.2017.278

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