Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations

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Since the mid-1990s, Taiwan's unique brand of Mandopop (Mandarin Chinese-language pop music) has dictated the musical tastes of the mainland and the rest of Chinese-speaking Asia. Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow explores Mandopop's surprisingly complex cultural implications in Taiwan and the PRC, where it has established new gender roles, created a vocabulary to express individualism, and introduced transnational culture to a country that had closed its doors to the world for twenty years. In his early chapters, Marc L. ...

Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations 2009, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824834227

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Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations 2009, University of Hawaii Press

ISBN-13: 9780824833695

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