Associate Professor (ethnomusicology/world music)

Music Building, 216

Chuen-Fung Wong is an ethnomusicologist who studies the music in a number of Asian traditions. His research focuses on the performing arts of the Uyghur, who are Turkic-speaking Central Asians in northwest China. His publications address issues ranging from musical modernity and minority nationalism to cultural revival and musical exoticism. Wong is author of Uyghur Music in Modern China (forthcoming). He is also editor and coauthor of Soundscapes in Chinese Music (2019) and Listening to Chinese Music (2009). His writings and translations have appeared in major journals and collected volumes.

Wong is recipient of National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) fellowship, Rulan Chao Pian Prize for the best Chinese music publication, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC) grant, Outstanding Young Researcher Award at Hong Kong Baptist University, among other awards, grants, and fellowships. He is past president of the Association for Chinese Music Research (ACMR) and editor of the ACMR Newsletter.

At Macalester College, Wong teaches courses such as World Music; Ethnomusicology; Music, Race, and Ethnicity; World Music Theory; Chinese and Sinophone Music; Uyghur Culture and Society. He is also founder and director of the Macalester Asian Music Ensemble, which performs traditional chamber instrumental styles from East, Central, and Southeast Asia.

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. and M.Phil., Chinese University of Hong Kong