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Project Publications

Articles

Johnson, Henry. (in press). Chee Kung Tong and Diasporic Sound in New Zealand: The Wellington Chinese Masonic Society’s Collection of Musical Instruments. The Galpin Society Journal 75 [ISSN: 0072-0127]

Johnson, Henry. 2021. Chinese toms in the making of the drum kit: Localization and exoticism. Journal of Popular Music Education 5 (2): 227–242. https://doi.org/10.1386/jpme_00059_1

Johnson, Henry. 2021. Picturing Sound: Musical Instruments, Chee Kung Tong and Photography in New Zealand in the 1920s. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies 23 (1): 21–36. [ISSN: 1174-8915]

Johnson, Henry. 2020. Charlie King, Chinese music, and media representation in a New Zealand gold-mining setting. The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture 2020 Official Conference Proceedings [ISSN: 2435-9475]

Johnson, Henry. 2020. Chinese Music, Difference and Inter-Community Relations in a 19th-Century New Zealand Gold-Mining Setting. The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2020 Official Conference Proceedings [ISSN: 2187-4735]

Book Chapter
Johnson, Henry. 2019. Artistic activism, cultural diplomacy and Aotearoa New Zealand. In James Beattie, Richard Bullen, Maria Galikowski, eds, China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War. London: Routledge, 107–122.

Conference Presentations
Johnson, Henry. 2021. Won Key: A historico-biographical study of creativity, inter-cultural intervention, and discrimination in a nineteenth-century goldmining setting in Aotearoa New Zealand. The 11th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies/The 11th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACCS2021/ACAS2021), Tokyo (on-line presentation)

Johnson, Henry. 2021. Fan So and early Chinese musicians in Aotearoa New Zealand: Musical creativity in an era of colonialism, migration and discrimination. The 12th Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH2021) (23–26 May, Tokyo, Japan, on-line presentation)

Johnson, Henry. 2020. Charlie King, Chinese music, and media representation in a New Zealand gold-mining setting. The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (BAMC2020) (17–20 September, Barcelona, Spain, on-line presentation)

Johnson, Henry. 2020. Chinese music, difference and inter-community relations in a 19th-century New Zealand gold-mining setting. The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) (27–30 May, Tokyo, Japan, on-line presentation)

Johnson, Henry. 2019. Transborder flows and movements of Chinese music performance in colonial New Zealand: Social action and confluence in a nineteenth-century gold mining context. 45th International Council for Traditional Music World Conference (11–17 July, Bangkok, Thailand).

Johnson, Henry. 2019. Chinese tom-toms and jazz: The cultural assemblage of the early drum kit. 20thBiennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (24–28 June, Canberra, Australia).

Seminar Presentations
Johnson, Henry. 2021. Picturing sound: Musical instruments, Chinese and photography in New Zealand in the 1920s. Research Seminar, School of Performing Arts (22 July)

Johnson, Henry. 2021. Uncovering the hidden history of Chinese music in Aotearoa. Friends of the Hocken Collections, Dunedin (18 May).

Johnson, Henry. 2021. Chinese Performance and Inter-Community Relations in a 19th-Century New Zealand Gold-Mining Setting. Centre for Global Migrations/History Programme, University of Otago, Dunedin (12 May).

Johnson, Henry. 2019. Chinese music performance in colonial New Zealand. Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin (15 September).

Johnson, Henry. 2018. Chinese Creative Musical Practices in the Making of New Zealand. Dunedin Chinese Gardens (10 November).