Remembering Rulan Chao Pian, Harvard's First Female Professor of Chinese Heritage 2016
Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press
Co-edited with Samuel Miu Sam Wu
Pian (1922-2013) is a pre-eminent Chinese music historian and ethnomusicologist, and, in her earlier days, a noted Chinese language teacher that trained a generation of Sinologists from Harvard.
Twenty-two essays in her memory by members of Pian's family, her former students, colleagues and friends. In Chinese.
Uncle Ng Comes to America: Chinese Narrative Songs of Immigration and Love. 2013.
MCCM Creations, Hong Kong
Co-edited with Eleanor S. Yung
Translation of six Toisan (Taishan 台山) muk'yu 木鱼 songs sung by Uncle Ng (Ng Sheung Chi 吴尚炽, 1910-2002), with four introductory essays. Supplemental material include: 1) Audio recording of the songs; 2) a film documentary on Uncle Ng.
The Flower Princess 帝女花. 2010.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
Assisted in translation by Sonia Ng and Katherine Carlitz
Translation of the complete script of the best known Cantonese Opera, with an introductory essay. The original Chinese script, edited and cleared of textual errors, is also published for the first time, attached as an Appendix.
Music and Cultural Rights. 2009.
University of Illinois Press
Co-edited with Andrew N. Weintraub
Contributions by Nimrod Baranovitch, Adriana Helbig, Javier F. León, Ana Maria Ochoa, Silvia Ramos, Helen Rees, Felicia Sandler, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Ricardo D. Trimillos, Andrew N. Weintraub, Bell Yung
"The best perspective to date on the issue of music and cultural rights. This anthology speaks to the many scholars who believe that engaged scholarship is the way of the future"
The Last of China’s Literati: The Music, Poetry and Life of Tsar Teh-yun. 2008.
Hong Kong University Press
A biography of Tsar Teh-Yun (1905-2007), centenarian poet, calligrapher, and qin master.
"A moving homage that deserves a wide readership for its insights into the complex dimensions of traditional elite culture." -- Evelyn Rawski
"...pervaded by an overwhelming sense of loss ... yet there is an undercurrent of optimism, as the author and the reader discover meaning and value in the culture of their forbearers and in Tsar's long and admirable life." --John Spitzer
"... evocative of a fading world of literary arts in China." --Leo Ou-fan Lee
Qin Score from the Yinyin Study
The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press.
Co-edited with Lau Chor Wah
A facsimile reprint of the original music manuscript by Tsar Teh-Yun, in her elegant ink-brush calligraphy. Prefaced by Tsar herself, and four introductory essays by her former students Lau Chor Wah, Sou Si Tai, James Watt, and Bell Yung.
Understanding Charles Seeger. 1999.
University of Illinois Press
Co-edited with Helen Rees, Foreword by Anthony Seeger
A giant in the development of American musicology, Charles Seeger (1886-1979) was active in practically all areas of music. These essays provide a historical context for Seeger's ideas based upon his writings on music, musical research, and the responsibility of the musician and musicologists to society. Contributions by Nimrod Baranovitch, Taylor Greer, Rober R. Grimes, Helen Rees, Leonora Saavedra, Judith Tick, Bell Yung, Lawrence M. Zbikowski.
"A fascinating and varied collection of essays that explains the thought of Charles Seeger with the depth and seriousness it requires." -- Fred Lieberman
Celestial Airs of Antiquity: Music of the Seven-String Zither of China. 1998.
A-R Editions, Inc.
A transcription into Western staff notation of six compositions from the collection Shenqi Mipu 神奇秘谱 (Wondrous and Secret Notations, 1425) based upon the performance of master musician Yao Bingyan 姚丙炎 (1921-1983), with annotations on the performance and on the original jianzipu 减字谱 notation. An Introduction includes essays on the instrument, the jianzipu notation, the performane practice, the Shenqi Mipu, and Yao Bingyan. Published as part of the package is an audio recording of the six pieces as performed by Yao.
Harmony and Counterpoint: Ritual Music in Chinese Context. 1996.
Stanford University Press
Co-edited with Evelyn S. Rawski and Rubie S. Watson
Contributions are by scholars from across many disciplines in Chinese studies: Judith Boltz, Ellen Judd, Joseph Lam, Robert Provine, Evelyn Rawski, Helen Rees, Rubie Watson, and Bell Yung. An Introduction was written jointly by the three co-editors. A cassette tape of recorded examples of music mentioned in four of the chapters is available separately (out of stock).
Themes and Variations: Writings on Music in Honor of Rulan Chao Pian. 1994.
Department of Music, Harvard University, and The Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Co-edited with Joseph S. C. Lam
Contributions by Han Kuo-Huang, David G. Hughes, Joseph S. C. Lam, Jose Maceda, Anne Dhu McLucas, Margarita Mazo, Eileen Southern, Amy Ku'uleialoha Stillman, Thomas Vennum Jr., John M. Ward, Bonnie C. Wade, Siuwah Yu, and Bell Yung.
Supplemental material: a compact disc of 13 musical examples.