Tingting Tang
Ethnomusicology

Born in Yunnan, the only Chinese province with 25 different ethnic minority groups, Tingting came to UCLA with a deep understanding of the history, traditions, and challenges in Chinese ethnology and ethnomusicology studies. Having completed an intensive six-year field study at the foothills of the Himalayas, Tingting collected her findings into her first book: Initial Studies on Naxi Folk Songs in Yunnan (ISBN: 9787105145362). Published in 2013 and republished in 2016, the 273-page book offered fresh perspectives of Naxi folk songs’ functions and its religious, social and musical implications. Tingting now expands her research interest in Bulgaria folk music traditions at UCLA, and has been an active member in the UCLA Balkan ensemble. She has presented at the Southern California and Hawai’i Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology

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