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Chinese Music in New Zealand

Dunedin Chinese Culture Show – Guangzhou

Otago Access Radio

Chinese musical instruments

Chinese musical instruments to accompany dance. International Refugee Day 2021 at Arai Te Uru Marae, Dunedin. Photo © Henry Johnson, 19 June 2021.

Dunedin Senior Citizens Chinese Association

International Refugee Day 2021 at Arai Te Uru Marae, Dunedin. Photo © Henry Johnson, 19 June 2021.

Conference presentation

Conference presentation

Korea, China, Japan

University of Otago students: Hyunah Cho (left) on kayagum; Keran Li (centre) on yangqin; Bethany Waugh (right) on koto. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, NZ Music Month performance, 25 May 2021. Photo by Henry Johnson, 25 May 2021.

Yangqin performance

Keran Li playing the yangqin at a research seminar for the Friends of the Hocken Collections, 18 May 2021.

Hocken Library research seminar presentation

Hocken Library research seminar presentation

“Fluttering Tones”

Keran Li rehearsing the yangqin (Chinese dulcimer – the “butterfly zither”) before a research seminar. Keran is in her second year of a PhD researching Chinese music and identity in modern-day Aotearoa New Zealand. Photo © Henry Johnson, 2021.

Chinese Performance and Inter-Community Relations in a 19th-Century New Zealand Gold-Mining Setting