Refereed Articles & Chapters


“Negotiating and (Re)Constructing Chinese Cultural Identity in Diaspora through Music and Martial Arts.” Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music 38/1 (2018).

“War Drums in Chinatown: Chinese Canadian Lion Dance Percussions as Martial Art.” In Contemporary Musical Expressions in Canada, ed. Anna Hoefnagels, Sherry A. Johnson, and Judith Klassen, 242–274. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

“Timing in Bruce Lee’s Writings as Inspiration for Listening Musically to Hand Combat and Martial Arts Performance.” Martial Arts Studies 8: 73–83.

Unisonance in Kung Fu Film Music, or the Wong Fei-hung Theme Song as a Cantonese Transnational Anthem.” Ethnomusicology Forum. DOI: 10.1080/17411912.2018.1463549

“The Rhythm of Combat: Understanding the Role of Music in Performances of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Lion Dance.” MUSICultures 42(1): 1–23.

“Rhythm Skills Development in Chinese Martial Arts.” The International Journal of Sport and Society 1(3): 209–218.

Edited Essays & Chapters

“The Steadfast Sonic Presence of Chinese Music in Canada’s Public Soundscape.” Association for Chinese Music Research (ACMR) Newsletter 23(1, June): 6–9.

“Chinese Lion Dance as a Strategy of Resistance to Racial  Discrimination.” Asia Research Briefs, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR).

“Hong Kong: Food of the Fragrant Harbour” In The Ethnomusicologists’ Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the World (Volume II),  ed. Sean Williams, 28–34. New York: Routledge.

“Intertextuality in Chinese Martial Arts: Transnational Identity Construction at the Junctures of Kung Fu, Music, Lion Dance, and Film.” Spéis: Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music—Ireland (Winter): 22–26.

“The Concrete and the Ephemeral of Electronic Music Production.” Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture 6(1), Special Issue: Production Technologies and Studio Practice, ed. Ed Montano and Simon Zagorski-Thomas. DOI: 10.12801/1947-5403.2014.06.01.12

“Rhythm Skills Development in Chinese Martial Arts.” Re-printed in Fighting: Intellectualizing Combat Sports, ed. Keith Gilbert, 144–154. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.


Invited Book Reviews

Review of The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music: From Southeast Asian Village to Global Movement. Martial Arts Studies 3(Fall). DOI:

Other Publications

“Traditional Highland Civilian Dress: A Definition and Guide with Visual Examples.” Co-authored with Nathan B. MacDonald, on X Marks the Scot.

“Hong Luck Kung Fu Club.” Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian Cultural Heritage.