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Introduction

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Despite its immense popularity in Chinese communities across the globe, Cantopop has been receiving far less attention than that of Chinese film and other genres of popular culture in the academy. ... More


“Love you to the bone” and other songs: Humour and rusheng rhymes in early Cantopop

Marjorie K. M. Chan and Jocelyn Chey

in Humour in Chinese Life and Culture: Resistance and Control in Modern Times

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139231
eISBN:
9789888180837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139231.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Rusheng are typical of Cantonese language, and often used in humorous songs. The social significance of examples is discussed, as is the emergence of Hong Kong Canto-pop in the 1960s. The three songs ... More


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