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041207 Beginning of the Reform Era: 1970’s-1980’s o Rise of Deng Xiaoping Mao’s death in 1976 “Open door policy” Interaction with Taiwan and Hong Kong o Western Influences o Emergence of private entrepreneurs Gangtai Music: 1970s-1980s o Pop music from Taiwan and Hong Kong Songs about love between men and women Femininity Sweetness Ex: “The Moon Represents My Heart” by Deng Lijun o End of Communist control over music New technology Revisiting “Yellow Music” o Leftist labeled pop music labeled “yellow” Associations with decadence, corruption, and foreign imperialism o Li Jinhui in the 1930s Northwestern Wind (Xibeifeng) 1986-1989 o Originated in northern Shaanxi Province “folksy characteristics…with modern disco/rock beat” Traditional instruments Sung loudly and forcefully Ex: Xing tian you o Stylistically against music from Taiwan and Hong Kong o Indigenous to mainland o Combination of Chinese quintessence and Western modernity
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course CHIN 339 taught by Professor Wang during the Spring '07 term at Wellesley College.

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