E. Joy Yu Hoffman - Performer

Joy Yu Hoffman is trained as a classical musician, with a Masters Degree in harp performance from Northwestern University. For a number of years, Joy adopted the pedal harp techniques and varied her own technique of Kong Hou Performances. Her arrangements, concerts, and two CD’s contain Joy’s personal story, character, passions, and beliefs


  • Xue Zhong Ming. Chinese Music History. Taiwan: Taiwan Economy Printing House
  • Research Institute of Music, Chinese Academy of Arts. Guide to the History of Chinese Music. Beijing: People’s Music Publishing House.
  • Chinese Dictionary: Guide to Chinese History Terms
  • Fan Xingru (Copyist). Flying Apsaras in Dunhuang. Dunhuang: Dunhuang Literature and Arts Publishing House, 1994.
  • The Music Life of Ancient China. Beijing: The People’s Music Publishing House, July, 1982.

Joy Yu Hoffman, Author

Paul F. Hoffman, Editor

© April 10, 2006