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  • Music, Identity, and Community

    Paul Kendall

    Chapter from the book: Kehoe S. & Wielander G. 2021. Cultural China 2020: The Contemporary China Centre Review.


    This chapter discusses the role of music in the imagination of self, community, and nation. It includes topics such as Tibetan pop music, ‘anti-extremism’ campaigns in Xinjiang, Cantopop in Hong Kong, and contemporary revivals of ‘red songs’.

    Chapter Contents:

    3.0 Introduction
    Paul Kendall
    3.1 Performing Devotion: Revitalised ‘Red Songs,’ Choral Flash Mobs, and National Identity
    Sheng Zou
    3.2 Rethinking Hong Kong Identity through Cantopop: The 1980s as an Example
    Yiu-Wai Chu
    3.3 Tibetan Popular Music: Politics and Complexities
    Anna Morcom
    3.4 Music in the Disciplinary Regimes of Xinjiang’s ‘Anti-Extremism’ Campaign
    Rachel Harris

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    How to cite this chapter
    Kendall, P. 2021. Music, Identity, and Community. In: Kehoe S. & Wielander G (eds.), Cultural China 2020. London: University of Westminster Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.16997/book58.d

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    Published on Nov. 29, 2021