Chinese rock and pop music: a semiotic perspective
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Asia Eur. J.
This paper provides a detailed semiotic analysis of Chinese rock and pop music in the past 30 years. To support this analysis, an historical account of Chinese music from the third millennium B.C. to the Mao period is offered to explain how semiotics and music in China have been highly interrelated and how rebellious rock and pop was born in China. Chinese rock and pop was shaped by historical events. This paper does not only focus on popular music and its symbols, but also on the tools for the application of semiotic concepts in rock and pop music analysis and on the need for understanding and differentiating areas and relevant points of view.
Asia Europe Journal
"Chinese rock and pop music: a semiotic perspective" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1883.