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  • Introduction

    Deborah Wong

    Chapter from the book: Wong, D. 2019. Louder and Faster: Pain, Joy, and the Body Politic in Asian American Taiko.


    This chapter sets up the critical themes of the book, including the First World global expansion of taiko in the early 21st century; Asian American community building in relation to multicultural ideologies; Asian American social justice work; taiko as both music and noise; taiko and cultural sustainability; and taiko as Asian American affective work. The key research methodologies of participant-observation ethnography, autoethnography, and multimedia ethnomusicology are discussed. A brief history and literature review of post-WW2 North American kumi-daiko is offered.

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    Wong, D. 2019. Introduction. In: Wong, D, Louder and Faster. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.71.a

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    Published on Sept. 10, 2019


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