Secretary-General Committee of Chinese Musical Instrument of Museums and Collections.
Professor XIang Zhang is a scholar, curator and composer. Born in 1968 in Yizheng, Jiangsu.
Currently position in Hubei provincial museum, Hubei Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology as Senior Researcher. In the early years, he majored
in Musicology of Wuhan Conservatory of Music and studied of Composer and Works Style with professor Peng Zhimin.
He has been working in Hubei Provincial Museum since 1991.
During the study of music archaeology under the guidance of Mr. Tan Wei, Mr. Feng Guangsheng and Mr. Li Youping. In 2002, he joined the Asia-Europe Fund ‘Traditional Music Protection Training Course’. He has visited, worked and studied in many museums in Europe, America and Asia.
He is now a member of ICTM and ICOM, and also the previous advisor of ICOM-CIMCIM, Secretary-General of CCMI, Vice President of Music Image Association and Secretary-General of Chime-bell Academy.
When he was in college, he began to publish papers and had a wide range of academic interests. The early papers mainly includes the works of classical composers, the history of Chinese and foreign operas, and the study of ancient Chinese musical history. After joining Hubei Provincial Museum, he was mainly engaged in music archaeology, intangible cultural heritage preservation and related cultural relics research and exhibition planning. Highlight papers include
‘the Theory and Practice of Music Theory in the Pre-Qin Period’, ‘Reconstruction of Chime-bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng and Rites and Musical Art in Pre-Qin Period’, ‘Collecting Intangible Cultural heritage’, etc. He organized large-scale exhibitions such as ‘Chime-bells of Marquis Yi of Zeng’, ‘Heart and Sound - Special Exhibition of World Ethnic Musical Instruments’, ‘Chu Culture - Taoism Exhibition’, etc. Adapted and created a lot of music works for Chime-bells and stone Qin, among which twenty-eight-night stay picture was recorded in the album China music by European China Music Research Foundation (CHIME) in 2005.
In recent years, he participated in the field archaeological excavation and cultural relic Sorting Project of Zeng state tomb in Guojiamiao and won the ‘2014 National Top Ten New Archaeological Discoveries’. And holding lectures in Tropical Museum (Netherlands), Gwangju Museum (Korea), Taiwan Museum, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Wuhan University, Central China Normal University, Wuhan Textile University, and Wuhan Qintai Grand Theatre.