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MUS 330: Music in the World: Asian Music: More Online Resources

Fall 2019


International Association for the Study of Popular Music

   Founded in 1981, the IASPM is an international organization established to promote inquiry, scholarship and analysis in the area of popular music.

International Council for Traditional Music

   The International Council for Traditional Music is a non-governmental organization in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. Its aims are to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries.

The Society for Asian Music

   Publishers of the journal Asian Music

The Society for Ethnomusicology

   SEM is a U.S.-based organization with an international membership of over 1800 individuals dedicated to the study of all forms of music from diverse humanistic and social scientific perspectives.

Musical Instruments : Reference Resources

The Hornbostel-Sachs System of Instrument Classification is a system used to classify all musical instruments. This system was created by Erich Moritz von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs in 1914; it is the most widely accepted system of musical instrument classification used by organologists and ethnomusicologists.

Musical Instruments : Collections

MIMO Musical Instrument Museums Online

Museum of Musical Instruments of the World, Korea (part of ASEMUS: Asia-Europe Museum Network)

Collections at individual institutions:

Ethnomusicology Musical Instrument Collection  (University of Washington)

The Sterns Collection  (University of Michigan)

World Musical Instrument Collection (University of California, Los Angeles)

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments

Digital Museum of Shadow


The Digital Museum of Shadow, founded in 2017, has over 48,000 images of shadow figures, 700 videos of shadow play throughout China, and dozens of music tracks. Contents include information, graphics, and AV on:

  • Artistic features
  • Origins & development
  • Functions in society
  • Regional characteristics
  • Folklore
  • Construction
  • Performance
  • Research