Dr. Joys Cheung Joins the Graduate Institute of Ethnomusicology
On November 10th of 2016, Dr. Joys Cheung received the 2016 Rulan Chao Pian Prize
From Prof. Bell Yung at a 30 anniversary celebration event of ACMR.
Dr. Cheung studied Ethnomusicology in the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and has taught in City University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She will start teaching in NTNU next February.
The Rulan Chao Pian Prize, by the Association for Chinese Music Research, recognizes the best article on Chinese music. Dr. Cheung’s work “Riding the Wind with Mozart's 'Jupiter' Symphony: The Kantian and Daoist Sublimes in Chinese Musical Modernity” in 2015 was awarded.
ACMR was founded in 1986 by Chinese music scholars and experts in the United States. Ms. Zhao Rulan (1922-2013) is one of the founders of this association. She is an outstanding ethnomusicologist, a retired professor at Harvard University, and a member of the Academia Sinica. Her father is an internationally renowned linguist Zhao Yuan Ren (1892-1982).
This year coincides with the 30th anniversary of ACMR. During the annual meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Washington, D.C. on November 10-13, the award was given. The presenter is also the keynote speaker, Bell Yung, honorary professor of the University of Pittsburgh, holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Music from Harvard University.