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Successful Musical Diplomacy

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Art / China / Chinese Avant-Garde / Chinese nationalism / Cultural Politics / East Asian modernity / Music / US-North Korea relations

One area of research competence and interest for me involves musical diplomacy, particularly as it has effected the US-China bilateral relationship.  I spoke about the topic at this State Department conference in 2006 where I met Christopher Hill and got in his ear (and those of other State officials including Asst. Secretary of State for East Asia Tom Christensen) about using music as a channel with the North Koreans.  It took about 18 months for […]