CHIME European Foundation For Chinese Music Research

folk musicians
Folk musicians in Southern Jiangsu, China


Welcome to our website! CHIME is a foundation for the promotion of Chinese music research, based in Leiden, the Netherlands. It was founded early in 1990 by European music scholars from four different countries. CHIME serves as an active world-wide network of researchers of Chinese music.

We publish an annual journal (in English), a book series, and occasional monographs. We organize annual conferences and workshops, as well as concerts. At our office in the Netherlands, we house an international library for books, articles, theses and dissertations on Chinese music, as well as a sound archive. The library can be visited on appointment.

For further information, please consult the various entries on our website. Do consider to subscribe to our journal!