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Xiaoyan Li
Rungkiat Siriwongsuwan


As a Western musical instrument, the piano came to China a hundred years ago. Its evolution, development, and integration in China have left deep imprints of Chinese ethnic elements. The purpose of this research was to study the evolution of ethnic elements in Chinese piano.

            The study used document research as a type of research in descriptive research by reviewing literature from a cultural anthropology perspective, identity expressions, cross-cultural communication, and social functions. Based on descriptive analysis, this study reviewed the history of the development of ethnic elements in Chinese piano music, discussed the integration of ethnic elements and cosmopolitanism, and proposed the protection and inheritance of ethnic elements.

            The results of the research found that the ethnic elements in Chinese piano music have evolved through different stages of development, and have become more and more closely integrated and innovative with the cosmopolitan world, cultural exchanges have become more and more extensive, and the traditional ethnic elements have been protected and inherited in Chinese music. Analyzing Chinese ethnic elements in piano music from an anthropological perspective helps to promote cross-cultural understanding and cultural preservation, and also enriches the understanding of musical diversity.

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