China advances traditional music
Published: Sep 14, 2020 06:13 PM

Artists present a Chinese traditional music performance during the Beijing 2022 promotion event at "Beijing Week", a series of activities to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the establishment of sister-city relations between Beijing and Tokyo, in Tokyo, Japan, on June 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Zhang Jing)

 After four years of compilation efforts, the first volume of the Chinese Music Encyclopedia has been completed and is scheduled to be published in 2021. 

With over 60,000 entries collected, the publication contains journals and books on traditional Chinese music, covering 14 themes including the theory, history, education and performance of Chinese music.

The Chinese Music Encyclopedia is expected to provide an authoritative reference for the academic and theoretical study of Chinese music at home and abroad, said Li Yan, general manager of China Publishing and Media Holdings Co., Ltd.

The encyclopedia, jointly produced by the China Conservatory of Music and the People's Music Publishing House, will consist of three other volumes that will be published at a date which has not yet been announced.