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The USC Music Library has a large collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the music of Asia. The collection covers both indigenous and popular music. To learn more on Asia and its music, click on the Grove link under each country's bibliography.

Russia Mongolia Japan Korea China Indonesia Philippines Sri Lanka India Nepal Bangladesh Myanmar (Burma) Malaysia Thailand Cambodia Laos Vietnam

1. Bangladesh 2. Cambodia 3. China 4. India 5. Indonesia 6. Japan 7. Korea 8. Laos 9. Malaysia 10.Mongolia 11. Myanmar (Burma) 12. Nepal 13. Philippines 14. Russia 15. Sri Lanka 
16. Thailand 17. Vietnam

(Red): 1 to 3 Items - (Yellow): 4 to 6 Items - (Green): 7 or More Items

General Information

Anderson, William M. Teaching Asian Musics in Elementary and Secondary Schools: An Introduction to the Musics of India and Indonesia. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1975.
MT 1 .A7 T4

Festival of Oriental Music and the Related Arts. Los Angeles, CA: University of California, Los Angeles, 1973.
ML 330 .C365 1973

Freebern, Charles L. “The Music of India, China, Japan and Oceania: A Source Book for Teachers.” D.M.A. diss., University of Arizona, 1969.
ML 330 .F7 1969a

Goldron, Romain. Ancient and Oriental Music. H. S. Stuttman Company, Inc., 1968.
ML 162 .B87

Levin, Theodore. The Hundred Thousand Fools of God: Musical Travels in Central Asia (and Queens, New York). Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1997.
ML 3758 .A783 L48 1996 
Compact Disc 4561
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Lockard, Craig A. Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Southeast Asia. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1998.
ML 3502 .A785 L6 1998

Malm, William P. Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia. Prentice-Hall History of Music Series. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1967.
ML 330 .M3

Musica Asiatica. London, England: Oxford University Press. 
Music Periodical

Picken, Laurence, Rembrandt F. Wolpert, Allan J. Marett, Jonathan Condit, Elizabeth J. Markham, Yÿko Mitani, and Noël J. Nickson. Music from the Tang Court: Transcribed from the Original, Unpublished, Sino-Japanese Manuscripts, Together with a Survey of Relevant Historical Sources, Both Chinese and Japanese, and a Full Critical Commentary. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
M 1812 .M87 1981 v.2-v.4

Rimmer, Joan. Ancient Musical Instruments of Western Asia in the Department of Western Asiatic Antiquities, the British Museum. London, England: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1969.
ML 541 .N4 R5 1969

Bangladesh

The Bauls of Bengal. Olympic Records OL-6125. LP. 1976.
LP 13927
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The Bengal Minstrel: Music of the Bauls. Nonesuch Records H-72068. LP. 1975.
LP 4658
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Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

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Cambodia

Sam, Sam-Ang, and Patricia Shehan Campbell. Silent Temples, Songful Hearts: Traditional Music of Cambodia. Danbury, CT: World Music Press, 1991.
ML 3758.C16 S3 1991

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China

China. RGNET1122CD, RGNET 1122 CD World Music Network. 2003. 
Compact Disc 9444

3 Chinese Piano Concertos, performed by Eileen Huang, the China Central Philharmonic Orchestra, and the China Central Traditional Orchestra, conducted by Hu Bing Xu. ASV CD DCA 1031. CD. 1998.
Compact disc 3200
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Baranovitch, Nimrod. China's New Voices: Popular Music, Ethnicity, Gender, and Politics, 1978-1997. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2003.
ML 3918.P67 B36 2003

DeWoskin, Kenneth. A Song for One or Two: Music and the Concept of Art in Early China. Michigan Papers in Chinese Studies, no. 42. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Center for Chinese Studies, The University of Michigan, 1982.
ML 336.2 .D48 1982

The East Is Red: A Revolutionary Opera. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings P-1007. CD. 1971.
Compact Disc 6415
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Ellie Mao: An Anthology of Chinese Folk Songs. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-8877. CD. 1963.
Compact Disc 6407
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Evans, Marilyn J. “Popular Songs of the Southern Dynasties: A Study in Chinese Poetic Style.” Ph.D. diss., Yale University, 1966.
ML 3746 .E835

Freebern, Charles L. “The Music of India, China, Japan and Oceania: A Source Book for Teachers.” D.M.A. diss., University of Arizona, 1969.
ML 330 .F7 1969a

Hsü, Ch’ang-hui. Chung-kuo Ti Yin Yüeh. Tai-pei shih: Tai-wan sheng cheng fu chiao yü ting erh tung tu wu chu pan pu, Min kuo 80, 1991.
Education Resource Center ML 336.1 .H78 1991

Hu, Hsin-li. “A Study of Chinese and Western Influences in Selected Pieces of Chinese Piano Music.” D.M.A. diss., University of South Carolina, 1994. 
LD 5031.82 1994 .H8

Jones, Stephen. Folk Music of China: Living Instrumental Traditions. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1995.
ML 3746 .J66 1995

Kam-fan, Josephine Cheng, ed. Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Silver Jubilee (1977-2002).Translated by KCL Language Consultancy Ltd. Hong Kong: The Orchestra/Asia One Printing Limited, 2002.
ML1251 .C46 2002

Kraus, Richard Curt. Pianos and Politics in China: Middle-Class Ambitions and the Struggle Over Western Music. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1989.
ML 336.5 .K72 1989

Kaufmann, Walter. Tibetan Buddhist Chant: Musical Notations and Interpretations of a Song Book by the Bkah Brgyud Pa and Sa Skya Pa Sects. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1975.
ML 3197 .K4

Lai, T. C., and Robert Mok. Jade Flute: The Story of Chinese Music. New York, NY: Schocken Books, 1985.
ML 336 .L118 1985

Liu, Chi-tien. Ching Chü Yin Yüeh Kai Lun. Pei-ching, China: Jen min yin yüeh ch’u pan she: Hsin hua shu tien Pei-ching fa hsing so fa hsing, 1981.
ML 2551 .C5 L6 1981

Levy, John. Tibetan Buddhist Rites from the Monasteries of Bhutan. Volume 2: Sacred Dances and Rituals of Nyingmapa and Drukpa Orders. Lyrichord LLST 7256. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8856
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Mackerras, Colin. Peking Opera. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1997.
ML1751 .C4 M32 1997

___________. The Rise of the Peking Opera, 1770-1870: Social Aspects of the Theatre in Manchu China. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1972.
ML1751 .C4 M33

Menglin, Zhao, and Yan Jiqing. Peking Opera Painted Faces: With Notes on 200 Operas. Beijing, China: Morning Glory Publishers, 1992.
ML1751 .C4 M46 1992

Namu, Yang Erche, and Christine Mathieu. Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World. Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 2003.
ML 420 .Y38 A3 2003

The Romance of the Jade Bracelet and Other Chinese Operas. Translated by Lisa Lu. San Francisco, CA: Chinese Materials Center, 1980.
M 1804 .R65 1980

Sacred Tibet: Sacred Chants of the Gyume Monks. Etherean Music ETH-7151-2. CD. 1992. 
Compact Disc 4846
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Shen, Sin-Yan. Chinese Music in the 20th Century. Chinese Music Monograph Series. Chicago, IL: Chinese Music Society of North America, 2001.
ML 336.5 .S54 2001

So, Jenny F. Music in the Age of Confucius. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2000.
ML 462 .W33 A78 2000

Tibetan Buddhism: Tantras of Gyütö: Mahakala. Nonesuch H-72055. LP. 1973.
LP 3242
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Tibetan Folk Songs from Lhasa and Amdo. Lyrichord LLST 7286, [n.d.].
LP 8859
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Tucci, Guiseppe, trans. Tibetan Folk songs from Gyantse and Western Tibet. 2nd. rev. and enl. ed. C Ascona, Switzerland: Artibus Asiae, 1966.
M 1824 .T5 T8 1966

The Yellow River: Piano Concerto, performed by Yin Cheng-Zong. Marco Polo 8.223412. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 1962

Yung, Bell, Evelyn S. Rawski, and Rubie S. Watson, eds. Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context. Stanford, CA: Stanford California Press, 1996.
ML 336.1 .H37 1996

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India

Bhagyalekshmy, S. Ragas in Carnatic Music. Trivandrum, India: CBH Publications, 1990.
ML102 .R2 B5 1990

Bhangra. RGNET 1054 CD World Music Network. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc 5733

Bose, Sunil. Indian Classical Music: Essence and Emotions. New Delhi, India: Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd, 1990.
ML 338 .B69 1990

Capwell, Charles. The Music of the Bauls of Bengal. Kent, OH: Kent State University, 1986. 
ML 338.7 .B4 C3 1986

Chatterjee, Amitava. Songs of Kabir. Interworld Music CD-809102. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 4446
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Deva, B. Chaitanya. The Music of India: A Scientific Study. New Delhi, India: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1980.
ML 338 .D5

____________. Musical Instruments in Sculpture in Karnataka. Shimla, India: Indian Institute of Advanced Study, 1989.
ML 533.7 .K37 D5 1989

Farrell, Gerry. Indian Music and the West. Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1997.
ML 338 .F37 1997

Folk Music of India (Orissa). Lyrichord LLST 7183. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8869
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Freebern, Charles L. “The Music of India, China, Japan and Oceania: A Source Book for Teachers.” D.M.A. diss., University of Arizona, 1969.
ML 330 .F7 1969a

Gautam, M. R. Evolution of Räga and Täla in Indian Music. Delhi, India: Munshiram Manoharlal, 1989.
ML 3748 .G38 1989

Hamilton, James Sadler. Sitar Music in Calcutta: An Ethnomusicological Study. Alberta, Canada: The University of Calgary Press, 1989.
ML1015 .S6 H36 1989

Henry, Edward O. Chant the Names of God: Musical Culture in Bhojpuri-Speaking India. San Diego, CA: San Diego State University Press, 1988.
ML 3748 .H46 1988

Hussain, Zakir. Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience. Moment Records MR 1007. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 4449
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Kalpana (Improvisations): Instrumental and Dance Music of India. Nonesuch Records H-72022. LP. [n.d.].
LP 17003
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Krishnaswami, S. Musical Instruments of India. Boston, MA: Crescendo Publishing Company, 1971.
ML 533 .K75 1971

Lath, Mukunda. A Study of Dattilam: A Treatise on the Sacred Music of Ancient India. New Delhi, India: Impex India, 1978.
ML 162 .L38 1978

Levy, John. Classical Music of India. Nonesuch Records H-72014. LP. [n.d.].
LP 17012
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Manuel, Peter. Thumrï in Historical and Stylistic Perspectives. Delhi, India: Motilal Banarasidass, 1989.
ML 1451.I5 M3 1989

Massey, Reginald, and Jamila Massey. The Music of India. Foreword by Ravi Shankar. London, England: Kahn and Averill, 1976.
ML 338 .M38 1976

Menon, Raghava R. Discovering Indian Music. Kent, England: Abacus Press, 1973.
ML 338 .M46 1973

Music of India: Three Ragas. Album 2. Angel Records ANG 35468. LP. [n.d.].
LP 5557
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Neuman, Daniel M. The Life of Music in North India: The Organization of an Artistic Tradition. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University, 1980.
ML 338 .N44

Räg Ahär Bhairav ; Marriage Song, performed by Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute, and Sabir Khan, tablÿ. Nimbus Records NI 5111. CD. 1988.
Compact Disc 1868
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Räg Bhïmpaläsï, peformed by Hariprasad Chaurasia, flute, and Fazal Qureshi, tablÿ. Nimbus Records NI 5298. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 1881
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Räga Hemavati, performed by L. Subramaniam, violin, K. Sekar, tavil, and Veena Natarajan, tampura. Nimbus Records NI 5227. CD. 1990.
Compact Disc 1891
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The Rough Guide to the Music of India. World Music Network RGNET 1091 CD. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 5686
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The Rough Guide to Music of India and Pakistan. World Music Network RGNET 1008 CD. CD. 1996.
Compact Disc 5683
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Rowell, Lewis. Music and Musical Thought in Early India. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1992.
MT 6 .R87 M9 1992

Sarangi: The Voice of a Hundred Colors: Instrumental Music of North India. Nonesuch Records H-72030. CD. [n.d.].
LP 17088
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Shankar, Ravi. India's Master Musician Ravi Shankar. World Pacific EALP 1283. CD. 1964.
LP 10434
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____________. Raga Mala: The Autobiography of Ravi Shankar. Edited and Introduced by George Harrison. New York, NY: Welcome Rain Publishers, 1999.
ML419 .S49 R35 1999

____________. Ravi Shankar in New York. World Pacific WPS-21441. LP. [n.d.].
LP 12750
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____________. The Sounds of India: Exotic Improvisations on Indian Classical Instruments. Columbia WL 119. LP. [n.d.].
LP 693
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Simon, Robert Leopold. Spiritual Aspects of Indian Music. Delhi, India: Sundeep Prakashan, 1984.
ML 338 .S561 1984

Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Vaidyanathan, Anant, ed. Classical Music of India. Calcutta, India: Sangeet Research Academy, 1985.
ML 338 .C53 1985

Wade, Bonnie C. Music in India: The Classical Traditions. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1979.
ML 338 .W32

White, Emmons E. Appreciating India's Music: An Introduction, with an Emphasis on the Music of South India. Boston, MA: Crescendo Publishing Company, 1971.
ML 338 .W53

Woodfield, Ian. Music of the Raj: A Social and Economic History of Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Indian Society. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2000.
ML 338.3 .W66 2000

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Indonesia

Becker, Judith. Gamelan Stories: Tantrism, Islam, and Aesthetics in Central Java. Monographs in Southeast Asian Studies. Temple, AZ: Arizona State University, 1993.
ML 1251 .J4 B38 1993

____________. Traditional Music in Modern Java: Gamelan in a Changing Society. Honolulu, HI: The University Press of Hawaii, 1980.
ML 1251 .J4 B4

Becker, Judith, ed. Karawitan: Source Readings in Javanese Gamelan and Vocal Music. Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan, Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1984-1988.
ML 345.I5 K343 1984 v.1-v.3

Dancers of Bali, performed by the Gamelan Orchestra, conducted by Anak Agung Gde Mandera. Columbia ML 4618. LP. [n.d.].
LP 515
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Gamelan Music of Bali. Lyrichord LLST 7179. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8632
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Gamelan Semar Pegulingan (Gamelan of the Love God). Nonesuch H 72046. LP. 1972. 
LP 13662

Hood, Mantle. The Nuclear Theme as a Determinant of Patet in Javanese Music. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1977.
ML 345 .J3 H7 1977

Indonesian Guitars. SFW CD 40447 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 5766

The Jasmine Isle: Music of the Javanese Gamelan. Nonesuch H-72031. LP. [n.d.].
LP 17007
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Jones, A. M. Africa and Indonesia: The Evidence of the Xylophone and Other Musical and Cultural Factors. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1971.
ML 544 .J65 1971

Kartomi, Margaret J. Musical Instruments of Indonesia. Melbourne, Australia: Indonesian Arts Society, 1985.
ML 541 .I5 K37 1985

Lindsay, Jennifer. Javanese Gamelan: Traditional Orchestra of Indonesia. 2nd ed. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1992.
ML 1251.I53 L56 1992

McPhee, Colin. A House in Bali. New York, NY: The John Day Company, 1946.
ML 410 .M17 A3

Music for the Gods: The Fahnestock South Sea Expedition: Indonesia. Ryko RCD 10315. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 5698
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Music from the Morning of the World: The Balinese Gamelan. Nonesuch Explorer H-72015. LP. 1967.
LP 17179
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Music from the Outskirts of Jakarta: Gambang Kromong. Music of Indonesia 3. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40057. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 5764
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Musical Traditions in Asia: Sacred Music from Sebatu (Bali), performed by the Gong Kebyar. Archiv Produktion 2533 130. LP. [n.d.].
LP 3918
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The Rough Guide to the Music of Indonesia. World Music Network RGNET 1055 CD. CD. 2000.
Compact Disc 5682
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Selections from the Music of Indonesia Series. SFW 40482 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 3821

Songs Before Dawn: Gandrung Banyuwangi. Music of Indonesia 1. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40055. CD. 1991.
Compact Disc 5728
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Sorrell, Neil. A Guide to the Gamelan. Portland, OR: Amadeus Press, 1990.
ML 3758 .J3 S67 1990

South Sulawesi Strings. Music of Indonesia 15. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40442. CD. 1997.
Compact Disc 5765
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Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Sumarsam. Gamelan: Cultural Interaction and Musical Development in Central Java. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1995.
ML 345 .I5 S86 1995

Sutton, R. Anderson. Music of Indonesia. New York, NY: The Festival of Indonesia Foundation, 1991.
ML 1251 .I53 S92 1991

____________. Traditions of Gamelan Music in Java: Musical Pluralism and Regional Identity. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
ML 1251 .I53 S93 1991

____________. Variation in Central Javanese Gamelan Music: Dynamics of a Steady State. Monographs in Southeast Asian Studies. DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University, 1993.
ML1251 .I53 S87 1993

Tenzer, Michael. Balinese Music. Berkeley, CA: Periplus Editions, 1991.
ML 345 .I5 T46 1991

Walton, Susan Pratt. Mode in Javanese Music. Southeast Asia Series, no. 79. Athens, OH: Center for International Studies Ohio University, 1987.
ML 345 .I5 W3 1987

Ziporyn, Evan. Amok! Gamelan Galak Tika. 80565-2 New World Records. CD. 2000. 
Compact Disc 4085

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Japan

The Art of the Japanese Bamboo Flute. Olympic Records 6117. LP. 1975.
LP 13686
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Art of the Koto: The Music of Japan. Elektra Records EKL-234. LP. 1960z.
LP 18556

Best of Kodo. TriStar Music WK 57776. CD. 1993.
Compact Disc 3914
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Classical Japanese Koto Music. Everest 3206. LP. [n.d.].
LP 4885
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Flores, Bernal. La Música Tradicional de Japón. San José, Costa Rica: Universidad Autónoma de Centro América, 1983.
ML 340 .F634 M9

Folk Music of Japan. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4429. CD. 1952.
Compact Disc 6381
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Folk Music of the Amami Islands, Japan. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4448. CD.1954.
Compact Disc 6379
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Freebern, Charles L. “The Music of India, China, Japan and Oceania: A Source Book for Teachers.” D.M.A. diss., University of Arizona, 1969.
ML 330 .F7 1969a

Gagaku: The Court Music of Japan. Produced by Eugene Enrico and David Smeal. 28 minutes. Early Music Television, 1989.
Video Cassette 154

Gagaku: The Imperial Court Music of Japan, performed by Kyoto Imperial Court Music Orchestra. Lyrichord LLST 7126. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8871
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Hattori, Ryutaro, ed. Japanese Folk-Songs with Piano Accompaniment. Toyko, Japan: The Japan Times, 1967.
M 1812 .H38 J33 1967

Isaku, Patia R. Mountain Storm, Pine Breeze: Folk Song in Japan. Tucson, AZ: The University of Arizona Press, 1981.
ML 3750 .I8

Japan: Kabuki and Other Traditional Music, performed by Ensemble Nipponia, directed by Minoru Miki. Nonesuch Records 9-72084-2. CD. 1980.
Compact Disc 5992
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Japan: Shakuhachi: The Japanese Flute, performed by Kohachiro Miyata. Elektra Nonesuch 9-72076-2. CD. 1977.
Compact Disc 5993
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Japanese Buddhist Ritual. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4449. CD. 1954.
Compact Disc 6380
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Keizo, Horiuchi, and Inoue Takeshi hen. Nihon Shokashu. Tokyo, Japan: Iwanami Shoten, 1969.
ML 3750 .H69 1969

The Koto Music of Japan. Nonesuch Records International Series H-2005. LP. 1965.
LP 18557

Koto: Music of the One-String Ichigenkin. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-8746. CD. 1967.
Compact Disc 6383
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Malm, William P. Japanese Music and Musical Instruments. 2nd ed. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1990.
ML 340 .M3 1990

____________. Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1986.
ML 340 .M34 1986

Markham, Elizabeth J. Saibara: Japanese Court Songs of the Heian Period. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press, 1983.
ML 3750 .M37 v.1-v.2.

Music of Bunraku. Produced by Eugene Enrico and David Smeal. 28 minutes. 1991.
Video Cassette 173

Music of Noh Drama. Produced and directed by Eugene Enrico. 29 minutes. Early Music Television, 1997.
Video Cassette 172

Music of the Shakuhachi, performed by Yasuda Shinpu. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4218. CD. 1975.
Compact Disc 6382
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Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music. Produced and directed by Eugene Enrico and David Smeal. 30 minutes. Early Music Television, 1994.
Video Cassette 174

Picken, Laurence, Rembrandt F. Wolpert, Allan J. Marett, Jonathan Condit, Elizabeth J. Markham, Yoko Mitani, and Noël J. Nickson. Music from the Tang Court: Transcribed from the Original, Unpublished, Sino-Japanese Manuscripts, Together with a Survey of Relevant Historical Sources, Both Chinese and Japanese, and a Full Critical Commentary. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1985.
M 1812 .M87 1981 v.2-v.4

Piggott, Francis. The Music and Musical Instruments of Japan. New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1971.
ML 340 .P63 1971

Shigeo, Kishibe. The Traditional Music of Japan. 2nd. ed. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Foundation, 1982.
ML 3750 .K58 1982

Shinto Festival Music. Produced and directed by Eugene Enrico and David Smeal. 29 minutes. Early Music Television, 1994.
Video Cassette 155

Shudan, Nihon Ongaku. Japan: Kabuki & Other Traditional Music. 9 72084-2 Nonesuch, H-72084 Nonesuch. CD. 1995 and 1980. 
Compact Disc 5992

Songs and Sounds of the Orient. Japan Air Lines 5581-666. LP. 1966.
LP 11866
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The Sounds of Kabuki. Everest 3332. LP. 1970.
LP 16913
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Tradition and Renewal in the Music of Japan. Perspectives of New Music 27. CD. 1989.
Compact disc 1039
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Traditional Folk Dances of Japan. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4356. CD. 1959.
Compact Disc 6378
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Tsuge, Gen'ichi. Japanese Music: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland Bibliographies in Ethnomusicology, vol. 2. New York, NY: Garland Publishing, 1986.
Ref ML120 .J3 T8 1986

Traditional Folk Songs of Japan: Selected and Arranged by Ryutaro Hattori from His Own Collection: Parts One and Two: East and West Japan. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4534. CD. 1961.
Compact Disc 6390
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Yano, Christine R. Tears of Longing: Nostalgia and the Nation in Japanese Popular Song. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2002.
ML3501 .Y3 2002

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Korea

Four Thousand Years of Korean Folk Music. CD 438 Legacy International. CD. 1990's. 
Compact Disc 5697

Hye-gu, Lee, ed. Korean Musical Instruments. Translated by Alan C. Heyman. Seoul, Korea: National Classical Music Institute of Korea, 1982.
ML 537 .K69 1982

Levy, John. Korean Social and Folk Music. Lyrichord LLST 7211. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8625
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Korea: Vocal and Instrumental Music. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4325. CD. 1965.
Compact Disc 6384
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Pihl, Marshall R. The Korean Singer of Tales. Cambridge, MA: The Council on East Asian Studies at Harvard University and the Harvard-Yenching Institute, 1994.
ML 1751 .K7 P5 1994

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Laos

The Music of Laos. CD 5119 Rounder Records. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 6431

The Music of Laos: The Buddhist Tradition. 13218-2 Celestial Harmonies. CD. 2003. 
Compact Disc 6137

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Malaysia

Dream Songs and Healing Sounds in the Rainforests of Malaysia. Smithsonian Folkways SF 40417. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 5768
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Sufi Music. RGNET 1064 CD World Music Network. CD. 2001.
Compact Disc 9440

Tan, Sooi Beng. Bangsawan: A Social and Stylistic History of Popular Malay Opera. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 1993.
ML 1751 .M4 T34 1993

____________. Ko-tai: A New Form of Chinese Urban Street Theatre in Malaysia. Research Notes and Discussions Paper, no. 40. Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1984.
ML 1751 .M4 T36 1984

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Mongolia

Haslund-Christensen, Henning. The Music of the Mongols: Eastern Mongolia. Stockholm: [N.p.], 1943. Reprint, New York, NY: Da Capo, 1971.
ML 330 .H35 1971

Vocal and Instrumental Music of Mongolia. Topic Records TSCD909. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 5753
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Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia. Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40017. CD. 1990.
Compact disc 4175
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Myanmar (Burma)

The Magic Drum Circle of Burma, performed by Kyaw Kya Naing. Shanachie 66005. CD. 1998.
Compact Disc 5756
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Mahagitá: Harp and Vocal Music of Burma, performed by Inle Myint Maung and Yi Yi Thant. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings SFW CD 40492. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 5767
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Williamson, Muriel. The Burmese Harp: Its Classical Music, Tunings, and Modes. DeKalb, IL: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, 2000. 
ML 1005 .W544 2000

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Nepal

Folksongs & Sacred Music from Nepal. EUCD 1517 ARC Music. CD. 1999. 
Compact Disc 5754

Folk Songs of Nepal. Lyrichord LLST 7330. LP. [n.d.].
LP 8865
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Music of a Sherpa Village. Ethnic Folkways Records FE 4320. LP. 1973. 
LP 3662

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Philippines

Hanunoo Music from the Philippines. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4466. CD. 1955.
Compact Disc 6391
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Music of the Magindanao in the Philippines. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-4536. CD. 1961.
Compact Disc 6414
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Music of the World's Peoples, Volume Three. FE 4506, F-4506 Folkways Records. CD. 1990's. 
Compact Disc 4729

Pfeiffer, William R. Filipino Music: Indigenious, Folk, Modern. Dumaguete City, Phillipines: Silliman Music Foundation, 1976.
ML 3758.P5 P48

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Russia

Alexandrov Soviet Army Song and Dance Ensemble. BR50120 Bruno. LP. 1964.
LP 1810

The Best of the Red Army Choir. SILKD 6034 Silva Classics. CD. 2002. 
Compact Disc 8188, Discs 1-2

Campbell, Stuart, ed. Russians on Russian Music, 1880-1917: An Anthology. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
ML 300.4 .R872 2003

The Don Cossacks on Parade. ML 4473 Columbia. LP. 1951. 
LP 11776

Elena Obraztsova: Russian Vocal School. Performed by Elena Obraztsova. RCD 16007-1. CD. 1995. 
Compact Disc 4863

Evening Bells and Other Russian Folk Songs. S-60225 Seraphim. LP. 1970's. 
LP 14094

Les Noces. Elektra Nonesuch 79335-2, 9 79335-2. CD. 1994. 
Compact Disc 2434

Maes, Francis. A History of Russian Music: from Kamarinskaya to Babi Yar. Translated by Arnold J. Pomerans and Erica Pomerans. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2002. 
ML 300 .M1313 2002

Meadowland and Other Favorites. DL 710, 076 Decca. LP. 1963. 
LP 443

The Moiseyev Dance Ensemble. MCD 61451 Monitor. CD. 199-. 
Compact Disc 11317

Moiseyev dances. Vol. 2. MFS 358 Smithsonian Folkways, M00358 Smithsonian Folkways, MFS 358 Monitor. CD. 2007 
Compact Disc 11318

Music of Old Russia. S. 36002 Angel. LP. 1963. 
LP 9777

Prokhorov, Vadim. Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2002. 
ML 3680 .P79 2002

Rebroff, Ivan. Memories of Russia: Twelve Favorite Selections Sung in Russian. M32503. LP. 1974. 
LP 4777

Red Army Ensemble. LP. [n.d.]. 
LP 11864

The Red Army Marches in Hi-Fi. ALP-113 Artia Recording Corp. LP. 1960. 
LP 12912

Russia. RGNET 1107 CD World Music Network. CD. 2002.
Compact Disc 9442

Russian Arias and Songs. VIC-1434 RCA Victrola. LP. 1969. 
LP5603

Russian Folk Dances of the Moiseyev Dance Company. MCD 71310 Monitor, MF 310 Monitor, MF 358 Monitor. CD. 2007. 
Compact Disc 11315

Schwarz, Boris. Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983. 
ML 300.5 .S37 1983

Songs of Mother Russia. LP. 1956. 
LP 11777

Songs of Old Russia. Vol. 2. MCD 71561 Monitor. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 11316

Soviet Army Chorus and Band. 35411 Angel. LP. 1962.
LP 6612

Soviet Army Chorus and Band in a New Program of Favorites. MFS 540 Monitor. LP. 1970. 
LP 9068

The Soviet Army Chorus and Band Today. SR-40078 Melodiya/Angel. LP. 1969. 
LP 9069

Taruskin, Richard. Defining Russian Musically: Historical and Hermeneutical Essays. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997.
ML 300 .T37 1997

Tuva: Voices from the Center of Asia. SF CD 40017 Smithsonian/Folkways. CD. 1990. 
Compact Disc 4175

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Sri Lanka

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Thailand

Morton, David. The Traditional Music of Thailand. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1976.
ML 345 .T5 M66

Myers-Moro, Pamela. Thai Music and Musicians in Contemporary Bangkok. Center for Southeast Asian Studies, no. 34. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1993.
ML 345 .T5 M9 1993

The Rough Guide to the Music of Thailand. World Music Network RGNET 1095 CD. CD. 2003.
Compact Disc 5692
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Vietnam

Duy, Pham. Musics of Vietnam. Edited by Dale R. Whiteside. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1975.
ML 345 .V5 P54

Folk Songs of Vietnam. Sung by Pham Duy. Smithsonian Folkways Recordings F-31303. CD. 1968.
Compact Disc 6385
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The Music of Vietnam: Volume 1.1. Celestial Harmonies 13082-2. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 6726
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The Music of Vietnam: Volume 1.2. Celestial Harmonies 13083-2. CD. 1994.
Compact Disc 6726
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The Music of Vietnam: Volume 2: Imperial Court Music, Recorded in Hue. Celestial Harmonies 13084-2. CD. 1995.
Compact Disc 6726
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Vietnam. RGNET1183CD World Music Network. CD. 2007.
Compact Disc9454

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