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Taiwan phenomenon comes to Puget Sound in lecture

The University will welcome Marc Moskowitz to campus on Oct. 5 to give a lecture about his new book, Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Popular Music and its Cultural Connotations. The book discusses the Mandopop phenomenon – pop music sung in Mandarin Chinese – which has profoundly influenced Asian culture for the past 30 years. Emerging in Taiwan during the 1950s, Mandopop didn’t gain popularity in China until the 1970s when the Chinese communist government relaxed its media censorship restrictions. The genre has since become an outlet for...
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