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Research interests

CHEN Ying Hsien, from Taiwan, is a doctoral researcher based in Musicology, University of Helsinki. Her doctoral research concerns the transculturation of the Finnish kantele in global contexts, with special attention on Japanese women’s reinterpretation of and interaction with the kantele. Her dissertation is a sub-project of World Wide Women: Female Musicians Crossing Borders and Building Futures, funded by Koneen Säätiö.

  • Academic status: doctoral researcher
  • Academic fields: musicology, Japanese studies, music globalization. 
  • Research topics: Finnish folk music; Japanese women; musical transculturation. 
  • Other activities: active writer; organizer of cultural exchange projects; journalism; music teaching.

Fields of Science

  • 611 Philosophy
  • Ethnomusicology
  • kantele study
  • World music

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.