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About Chuen-Fung Wong

Chuen-Fung Wong is an Assistant Professor of Music at Macalester College, where he teaches ethnomusicology and world music. His scholarly efforts have focused on the music of Central Asia, East Asia, and the Middle East, attending to issues of musical modernization, minority identification, and cosmopolitan belongings. He has conducted ethnographic research on traditional and popular music of the Uyghur, Central Asian Turkic-speaking Muslims who live for the most part in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in northwest China. In addition to Central Asian music, Wong maintains a strong scholarly interest in various Chinese traditions, particularly the seven-string zither ch’in (or qin), of which he is a performer.
B.A., M. Phil., Chinese University of Hong Kong
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles


Present Associate Professor, Music, Macalester College


Research Interests


  • World Music
  • Music Appreciation
  • Introduction to Ethnomusicology

Contact Information

Macalester College
Music 104
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Article (9)

Contributions to Books (1)

Performances/Recordings (4)

Unpublished Papers (1)

Book Review (4)