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Chen, C.-Y. (1996). Early Chinese work in natural science: A re-examination of the physics of motion, acoustics, astronomy and scientific thoughts. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.   
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard   Last edited by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard 2/3/16, 4:34 PM
"In Chinese civilization, acoustics share with astronomy the distinction of being the first two branches of early studies of nature that received official recognition. Together with astronomy, acoustics occupied a unique position (such as Lü-Lì Zhì) in annals and official historical records throughout the ancient history of China. Literary records of work in acoustics go back as far as those in astronomy. This is not unexpected since acoustics, like astronomy, has the distinction of being one of the earliest fields in natural science to first establish a relationship with mathematics."
Schafer, R. M. (1994). The soundscape: Our sonic environment and the tuning of the world. Rochester Vt: Destiny Books.   
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard   Last edited by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard 2/14/14, 4:44 PM
"Sounds may be classified in several ways: according to their physical characteristics (acoustics) or the way in which they are perceived (psychoacoustics); according to their function and meaning (semiotics and semantics); or according to their emotional or affective qualities (aesthetics). While it has been customary to treat these classifications seperately, there are obvious limitations to isolated studies."