Half the Sky: Female Piano Pedagogy in Modern China
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This research analyzes how piano pedagogy has reflected , and at the same time , actively changed the gendered roles for female musicians in China. The piano pedagogy in China has reflected nuances and changes in gendered roles through the years. And piano education has created a space for gender equality and allowed women to fulfill more social roles in the male-dominated Chinese society. In addition to archival research, my research consisted of interviews with female pianists, teachers, and students in Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing. Through these interviews, I found that female musicians made critical , often overlooked, contributions to piano pedagogy and music education during every single era since the early 20th century.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2016
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