SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Jun Feng

BA (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China); Master (Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China)
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Jun Feng
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Paiziluo Shawm and Percussion Bands in Hubei Province (China) and Social Changes
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Jun Feng is a Doctoral Researcher in Ethnomusicology at SOAS, University of London. Her current research focuses on issues of modernization and urbanization, Intangible Cultural Heritage, social policies, folk bands and ritual music in China. She obtained a Bachelor degree in Musicology (2015) and a Masters degree in Ethnomusicology (2018) both at Central China Normal University, and she also underwent training in Music Archaeology with the Chinese Museum Association in 2016. As a research assistant in a documentation project on Hubei Province Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2016, she was mainly in charge of video shooting, interviewing, data collation and transcription. As a member of the editorial team for a major publication on Chinese Folk Music in 2016, she assisted in collecting relevant literature, scores, pictures, videos, and recordings.

PhD Research

Her PhD research focuses on the Paiziluo Shawm and Percussion bands located in the southeastern villages of Hubei province, in the central part of China. The PhD explores how the development and dissemination of local traditions of ritual music are closely related to social change and cultural policy in China. This research explores in depth how aspects of social change, heritage management and cultural policies affect rural musicians and their musical practice.


The Practice of Folk Bands under Chinese Social Changes in Southeastern Hubei Province; International Council for Traditional Music-Ireland; February 21-22, 2020; University of Cork.


Chinese music; ritual music; ICH; ethnographic films