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Made in Hong Kong
Studies in Popular Music





ISBN 9780367226985
Published April 20, 2020 by Routledge
224 Pages

 
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Made in Hong Kong: Studies in Popular Music serves as a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of twentieth- and twenty-first century popular music in Hong Kong. The volume consists of essays by leading scholars in the field, and it covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of popular music in Hong Kong. Each essay provides adequate context to allow readers to understand why the figure or genre under discussion is of lasting significance. The book is organized into four thematic sections: Cantopop, History and Legacy; Genres, Format, and Identity; Significant Artists; and Contemporary Cantopop.

Table of Contents

Introduction

  Mainstreaming Hong Kong Popular Music

ANTHONY FUNG & ALICE CHIK

 

PART I: CANTOPOP, HISTORY, AND LEGACY

  1. Mapping sociopolitical and cultural changes through "The Daughters of Hong Kong:" From Anita Mui to Denise Ho
  2. VICKY HO & MIRANDA MA

  3. Once upon a time in Hong Kong Cantopop: 1984
  4. YIU-WAI CHU

     

  5. Pax Musica & Mnets: CantopopKpop convergences and inter-Asia cultural mobilities
  6. KAI KHIUN LIEW & MEICHENG SUN

  7. Voices shaped by the people and for the people: Cantopop and political crisis from the colonial to postcolonial era
  8. STELLA LAU & IVY MAN

     

    PART II: GENRES, FORMAT, AND IDENTITY

  9. The symbolism sound of Cantopop: Relistening to "The Fatal Irony" (1974)
  10. TING YIU WONG

  11. Rethinking Chineseness in the Cantopop of Sam Hui
  12. BRENDA CHAN

  13. Alternative music, language, and "Hong Kong" identity: The use of metaphor in English lyrics of Hong Kong independent music
  14. LOK MING ERIC CHEUNG

  15. Covers and "One Melody, Two Lyrics" Songs
  16. JOHNSON LEOW

     

    PART III: SIGNIFICANT ARTISTS

     

  17. Love songs from an island with blurred boundaries: Teresa Teng’s anchoring and wandering in Hong Kong
  18. CHEN-CHING CHENG

  19. Remembering Hong Kong as a queer metaphor: Leslie Cheung’s queer performativity and posthumous networked fandom
  20. HONG-CHI SHIAU

  21. Hong Kong is (no longer) my home: From Sam Hui to My Little Airport
  22. MILAN ISMANGIL

  23. MC Yan and his Cantonese conscious rap
  24. ANGEL M. Y. LIN

     

    PART IV: CONTEMPORARY CANTOPOP

  25. Snapshots of multilingualism in Hong Kong popular music
  26. PHIL BENSON & ALICE CHIK

  27. Our Little Twins Stars: Conglomerate-catalyzed cross-media stardom in the new millennium
  28. KLAVIER J. WANG & STEPHANIE NG

  29. Performing the political: Reflections on Tatming meeting George Orwell in 2017
  30. YIU FAI CHOW, JEROEN de KLOET & LEONIE SCHMIDT

  31. The politicization of music through nostalgic mediation: The memory in "Boundless Oceans, Vast Skies"
  32. JESSICA KONG & ANTHONY FUNG

     

    CODA

  33. The globo-regional and the local in Hong Kong popular music

C. J. W.-L. WEE

Afterword

Cantopop is always hybrid: A conversation with Serina Ha

 

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Editor(s)

Biography

Anthony Fung is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, and Co-Director of the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also holds an appointment as Professor in the School of Arts and Communication at Beijing Normal University, China.

Alice Chik is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Studies and a core member of the Faculty of Human Sciences Multilingualism Research Centre at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.