Tomie Hahn Receives Literary Prize
Tomie Hahn Receives Literary PrizeDate posted: 2008-11-24 08:24:00
Tomie Hahn's book Sensational Knowledge: Embodying Culture through Japanese Dance was the 2008 recipient of the Society for Ethnomusicology's Alan P. Merriam Prize, which recognizes the most distinguished, published English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology.
"Hahn's focus on the body and somatic knowledge opens up the world of Japanese dance in utterly new ways. The poetry of her writing highlights the dynamic links between sensual experience and ethnographic practice."—Deborah Wong, author of Speak It Louder: Asian Americans Making Music
"As the Western scholarly literature on Japanese arts continues to burgeon, Tomie Hahn's reflexive approach to transmission is both significant and needed. She offers a window into an important means of communicating culture."—Bonnie Wade, professor of music, University of California at Berkeley