When Soundscape Studies Encounter Buddhism : Methodology Development of Soundscape Studies conducted at Chinese Buddhist Temples

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dc.contributor.author Yuan, Yi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-20T07:52:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-20T07:52:33Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37625
dc.description.abstract The ethnographic ideals of ‘reflectiveness’ and ‘openness’ inspire the researcher to think deeply about how to develop ethnographic soundscape methodology during the research process. This Paper focuses on developing adaptive research methods for soundscape studies on Chinese Buddhist temples. Chinese Buddhist temples are monasteries and dwelling places of monks. They are also the miniature of “pure land”. Temples have been considered as the landmarks of quiet and peace in China for thousands of years. What and how are the soundscapes of Buddhist temples? Have any changes happened in the soundscapes? How does the Buddhist way of thinking about hearing impact the Buddhists’ way of hearing? Within these questions in the researcher’s mind, field work is carried on in three Chinese Buddhist temples in 2011. In the course of the field work, I detected that Buddhist thinking impresses enormously Buddhists’ way of listening and forms special understanding about hearing. This way of thinking about hearing in Buddhism seems to be opposite to our encouragement on increasing awareness of soundscape and cultivating soundscape competence in soundscape studies. The paradox between soundscape studies and Buddhist thinking inspired problems in the field work in temples. I don’t give any explanations yet, just descriptions of the differences. I will analyze further two notions I paid attention to in sound preference test answers and interviews. These answers questioned the need to express soundscapes liked or disliked and the need to change in the sound environment outside. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other soundscape en
dc.subject.other Buddhism en
dc.subject.other buddhalaisuus fi
dc.subject.other äänimaisema fi
dc.title When Soundscape Studies Encounter Buddhism : Methodology Development of Soundscape Studies conducted at Chinese Buddhist Temples fi
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201203201469
dc.contributor.laitos Musiikin laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Music en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.contributor.publisher Jyväskylän yliopisto, Musiikin laitos
dc.identifier.conference Monititeteinen musiikintutkimus. Suomen Musiikintutkijoiden 16. Symposium - The 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland Jyväskylä 21.-23.3.2012

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