Dr. Mei Han

Director, Center for Chinese Music and Culture

Dr. Mei Han
615-494-7884
Room 309, Saunders Fine Arts Building (SFA)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of British Columbia (2013)
  • M.A., University of British Columbia (2000)

Areas of Expertise

Ethnomusicology, Chinese Music, and East Asian Music.

Biography

Dr. Mei Han is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Chinese music. Her research interests include music of East Asia, the Chinese diaspora within North America, and contemporary music influenced by Asian philosophies. Her publications include journal articles, book chapter, and entries for The Groves Dictionary of Musical Instruments and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Han is an internationally claimed concert artist on the zheng (Chinese long zither), performing in a multitu...

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Dr. Mei Han is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Chinese music. Her research interests include music of East Asia, the Chinese diaspora within North America, and contemporary music influenced by Asian philosophies. Her publications include journal articles, book chapter, and entries for The Groves Dictionary of Musical Instruments and The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Han is an internationally claimed concert artist on the zheng (Chinese long zither), performing in a multitude of musical genres including traditional, contemporary, creative improvisation, electro-acoustic music (www.mei-han.com).

Mei Han has lectured at universities and music institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa. She received the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (full scholarship for Doctoral degree), awarded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; the St. John Scholarship (for Master's degree at UBC), awarded by St. John University (Shanghai) Alumni Association; and the Thelma Adamson Prize for the best student presentation, SEM Northwest Conference.

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