Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music (Paperback)
Mari Yoshihara accounts for the growing prominence of Asians in the world of Western classical music. She explores the history of East Asian nations' adoption of Western music to explain why the Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese are the most visible Asian groups in the field.
About the Author
Mari Yoshihara is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.She is the author of Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism.
"An excellent overview of the role that Asians and Asian Americans have come to play in the world of Western classical music. It is beautifully written, extremely lucid, and well researched. What is particularly enlightening here is the author's dedication in seeking out many musicians to interview and her integration of these stories into a coherent whole."
—Timothy D. Taylor, Professor of Ethnomusicology and Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles