Associate Professor

Office Location 
Taylor Hall 7
Mailing Address 
101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, NJ 08540

Eric Hung

Eric Hung is Associate Professor of Music History at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ. His research focuses on Asian American music, film music and experimental music. Eric is Executive Director Designate and a member of Gamelan Dharma Swara, the Balinese music-and-dance ensemble based at the Indonesian Consulate in New York City. He is also an active pianist and koto player. Eric received an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, a BA in social studies and music from Wesleyan University, and a PhD in musicology from Stanford University. He has also taught at Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of Montana. In Spring 2011, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Selected Recent Publications, Performances, Invited Lectures and Conference Presentations

The Sounds of Asian American Trauma (Book in Progress)

"The Shanghai Quartet’s Chinasong: A Musical Counterpart to English-Language Cultural Revolution Memoirs?" In East Meets West, edited by Hon-Lun Yang and Michael Saffle. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, forthcoming.

"Sounds of Asian American Trauma: Jazz Reflections on the Japanese Internment.” MusiCultures 39.2 (Fall 2013)

“Tan Dun Through the Lens of Western Media” Notes--Part 1: 67/3 (March 2011), pp. 601-618, Part 2: 68/2 (March 2012), pp. 659-666.

“The Irony of Shen Yun's Anti-Communist Propaganda.” University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ, March 2011

“Tan Dun Through the Lens of Western Media (Part 1)” Notes 67/3 (March 2011), pp. 601-618.

"Reviving 'Yellow Music': Salacious Shanghai Songs in 21st-century America," University of South Florida, January 2011

“The Use of ‘World Music’ in Joss Whedon’s Firefly: Just the Same Old Thing?” In Music in the Whedonverse, edited by Kendra Leonard. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2011, pp. 249-268.

“Deconstructing the ‘Music as Universal Language’ Myth,” University of Tulsa and Minnesota State University Moorhead, September 2010

Solo Piano Recital (works by Chopin, Bax, Chabrier and Liszt),” University of Tulsa and Minnesota State University Moorhead, September 2010

“Bringing the “Chinese National Music” Debate to America: Wu Man’s Contributions to Carnegie Hall’s 2009 Chinese Festival,” International Council for Traditional Music—Music of East Asia Study Group, Seoul, South Korea, August 2010

Gamelan Dharma Swara Bali Tour (including a performance at the main stage of the Bali Arts Festival), June-July 2010

“Performing ‘Chineseness’ on the Western Concert Stage: Youths in the Music from China Youth Orchestra in New Jersey," Association for Asian American Studies, Austin, TX, April 2010

“Martial Arts Heroes and Their Ever-changing Music,” Princeton University, April 2010

“Performing the Cultural Revolution: Exploring the Shanghai Quartet’s ChinaSong," International Council for Traditional Music Biannual Conference, Durban, South Africa, July 2009 and “East Meets West” Conference, Hong Kong Baptist University, April 2009

“Performing ‘Chineseness’ on the Western Concert Stage: The Case of Lang Lang.” Asian Music 40/1 (Winter/Spring 2009), pp. 131-148.