The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
East Asia: China, Japan, and Korea
Edited by Robert C. Provine, Yosihiko Tokumaru, J. Lawrence Witzleben
Published December 21st 2001 by Routledge – 1,192 pages
This volume explores not only the close ties that link the cultures and musics of East and Northeast Asia, but also the distinctive features that separate them.
"This unique and thoroughly researched resource provides a dynamic and in depth perspective on world music… It strikes a balance between wonderful illustrations and comprehensive, scholarly entries. Each regional volume includes a CD sampler of that region's music. This source will have wide appeal to both the novice and expert." -- Dartmouth Medal Committee
"This valuable set is nearly finished. Volume 7 follows the other volumes in quantity and organization…Highly recommended." -- Choice
"The 76 articles cover not just music, but its relation to history, theater, dance, and the visual arts…Highly recommended…" -- Library Journal