Beethoven in China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials

by Jindong Cai

Publisher: Penguin China

Publication Date: August 31, 2015

ISBN: 9780734399526

Binding: Paperback

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At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a young nation searching for a way forward. Beethoven remained a durable part of Chinese life in the decades that followed, proving a remarkable chameleon; an icon to reformers, intellectuals, music fans and party cadres alike, playing a role in major historical events from the May Fourth Movement to the normalisation of US-China relations.