Ying, Lan (2014). Introduction to drum rhythm on Peking Opera stage. PhD thesis, Universität zu Köln.


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On Peking Opera stage, drum rhythm is a dynamic function and tends toward a process of continuing construction. It displays an ability to construct an open space, a forum, a matrix, in which the opera performing elements can then begin to enter into relationships with each other. The medium is not simply a sending-receiving mode but a dynamic multi-dimensional framework for communication. It emphasizes the process of construction. It can produce effects only after entering the opera performing framework and realizing its functionality. Its effectiveness or functionality is no longer limited to just within the drum rhythm performing framework. In the book, I don’t want to simply put forward the question: what the “signification” of drum rhythm is, but to elaborate on how drum rhythm constructs itself and how it enables the performing elements to enter into the relationships mentioned above. My aims in the book: 1: I will propose a method to further analyze drum rhythm in order to explore the time module on Peking opera stage and explain how the drum rhythm organize and order the flow of time in performing processing. 2: I explain some detailed analysis of drum rhythm and classify a variety of performing scenes, not only to show how the drum rhythm processing comes into being and what characterizes it; but to display also what makes drum rhythm become communicative and linguistics device, in other words, what are the functions of drum rhythm that allow for such categorization? Drum rhythm finds its identity and realizes its value in the very process of constructing the drum rhythm itself. This is a symbiotic, network-like construction, not merely limited to a two-dimensional or liner plane but existing in a three-dimension space and spatiotemporal image as well.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Ying, Lanlanying1212@hotmail.comUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-58931
Date: 2014
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Ostasiatisches Seminar
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
The arts
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Peking opera, drum rhythm, metadiscourse,semanticsUNSPECIFIED
discourse analysis, genres,rhetoric,interaction, interactiveUNSPECIFIED
social network,metafunctional analysisUNSPECIFIED
Date of oral exam: 10 December 2014
NameAcademic Title
Kramer, StefanProf.Dr.
Marx, Peter.W.Prof.Dr.
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/5893


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