Mariana Münning, Josie-Marie Perkuhn, Johannes Sturm (eds.), The Strange Sound: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Chinese Musicology in Bonn, October 3-4, 2014, Bonn: Ostasien-Institut (epubli), 2016.


The Strange Sound Symposium took place in the Chamber Music Hall of Beethoven-Haus in Bonn in 2014.

Table of Contents

  • Barbara Mittler – Foreword
  • Mariana Münning, Josie-Marie Perkuhn, Johannes Sturm – Introduction
  • François Picard – Religion and Music in China: Synthetic or Hybrid?
  • Li-Xing Hong 洪力行 – The Curious but Wondrous Sound of Chinese Sacred Music: On Tianyue Zhengyin Pu by Wu Li 吳歷 (1632-1718)
  • Chang-Yun Han 韓昌雲 – The Art of Kunqu: From the Reconstruction of Tianyue Zhengyin Pu to the Fusion of Chinese Prosody and Music
  • Hong-yu Gong 宫宏宇 – An Accidental Musicologist – Wang Guangqi 王光祈 (1892-1936) and Sino-German Cultural Interaction in the 1920s and 1930s
  • Zhao Chonghua 赵崇华 – The Convergence of Ideals and Realities: How Wang Guangqi 王光祈 (1891-1936) Contributed to Music Education in China
  • Frank Kouwenhoven – China’s Musical Sorcerer, Tan Dun 谭盾
  • Huang Chun-Zen 黃均人 – The Alois Osterwalder Collection of the Shih Wei-Liang Archive: A Forgotten Music Treasure of Taiwan
  • Alois Osterwalder – Postface: The Strange Sound – Nachwort zum Musiksymposium „Der fremde Klang in China und in Europa“.