Popular Music in Contemporary China|
Fall 2018 not offered
As in the rest of the world, popular music dominates contemporary China's music industry and consumption. Yet China's popular music market also presents unique issues of state-sponsored popular culture intersecting with the bottom-up popular taste and desire, the repressive collective "we" intersecting with the resilient individual "I" in artistic expressions, and the imagined "ancient China" intersecting with the modern sound and technology. This course offers an opportunity for students to explore aesthetic, political, and cultural meanings contained in popular music through in-depth research projects on a number of important pop musicians and bands in Reform China from the 1980s to the present. Writing at the university level will be emphasized through the written assignments.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)
Nimrod Baranovitch, 2003. CHINA'S NEW VOICES: POPULAR MUSIC, ETHNICITY, GENDER, AND POLITICS, 1978-1997
Jeroen de Kloet, 2008. CHINA WITH A CUT: GLOBALISATION, URBAN YOUTH AND POPULAR MUSIC
Andrew Jones, 1992. LIKE A KNIFE: IDEOLOGY AND GENRE IN CONTEMPORARY CHINESE POPULAR MUSIC
--- 2001. YELLOW MUSIC: MEDIA CULTURE AND COLONIAL MODERNITY IN THE CHINESE JAZZ AGE
Marc Moskowitz, 2010. CRIES OF JOY, SONGS OF SORROW; CHINESE POP MUSIC AND ITS CULTURAL CONNOTATIONS
|Examination and Assignments: |
3 research projects and class presentations, two 5 page written report, a 10 page final paper.
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