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Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Yiu-Wai Chu

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Cantopop, the most representative genre of Hong Kong popular music, is a major part of the popular cultural phenomenon of Hong Kong. Once the leading pop genre of Chinese popular music across the ... More


The Rise of Cantopop: The Mid- to Late 1970s

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/9789888390571.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The rise of Cantopop can be attributed to the huge growth in local audiences in Hong Kong in the 1970s, when local Cantonese cultural industries became profitable business. The radical transformation ... More


An Age of Glory: The 1980s

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/9789888390571.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

Throughout the 1980s, superstars such as Leslie Cheung, Alan Tam, and Anita Mui surpassed their predecessors by developing Cantopop into a multi-media business that also straddled the borders of ... More


East Asian Pop Culture: Mapping the Contours

Chua Beng Huat

in Structure, Audience and Soft Power in East Asian Pop Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888139033
eISBN:
9789882209121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139033.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Since the 1990s, there has been dense traffic of pop culture routinely crossing the national and cultural boundaries of East Asian countries of Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. ... More


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