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Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Yiu-Wai Chu


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 world, Cantopop has a history that needs to be written, which is especially important for the present and the future of Hong Kong, a city whose citizens have been witnessing the decline of not only its popular cultures but also core values. Toward this end this book aims to contribute the first full-length study of Hong Kong Cantopop in English. First, the book offers a critical account of the develop ... More

Keywords: Cantopop, Rise and fall, Hong Kong culture, Hybridity, Identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9789888390571
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yiu-Wai Chu, author
University of Hong Kong