Category Archives: ASIAN STUDY or MUSIC (CANTONESE MUSIC)

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Every student is required to write a 3,000-word research paper about a piece of Cantonese music of his/her choice, due two weeks after the last class.  A prompt for the research paper will be distributed to students in Week 2.  A student will submit his/her research proposal of 100-150 words and select bibliography in Week 5. The purposes of this research paper are threefold: 1) to account for correlations between music and lyrics in a piece of Cantonese music; 2) to discuss the genre of this piece in terms of well-defined generic parameters; and 3) to discuss its sociocultural and/or political relevance to the twenty-first century. [Learning Outcomes #1, #2, #3]