Written by Zuzana Shejbalová. Teresa Teng, in Mandarin Deng Lijun 鄧麗君, was a Taiwanese singer and one of the ‘Five Great Asian Divas’ of the 1970s and 1980s, alongside Judy Ongg, Agnes Chan, Ou-Yang FeiFei and Yu Yar. She was born on 29 January 1953 and unfortunately died at only 42 on 8 May 1995, suffering an asthma attack while on vacation in Thailand. She remains one of the most successful singers of the Mandarin-speaking world.
Tag: Popular culture
Taiwan’s Popular Music and Global Markets: A Panel at Goldsmiths
Written by Maggie Yang. Given the reality that music promotion cannot completely rely on the government’s cultural policy and subsidy, more professionals based in overseas countries are dedicating themselves to increasing Taiwan pop music’s global visibility and audibility. The three speakers I invited to the talk were from academia and industry. What they have done in the past years has exceeded the government’s capability and had a real impact for Taiwan’s artists and the music industry. Through their efforts, and those of other artists and promoters, Taiwan’s pop music is being heard on some of the biggest stages in the world.
Songs of Defiance: LGBT Pop Music in Taiwan (Post-2018 Referendum) [Part 2]
Written by Matt Taylor. In part one of this two-article feature, where we are trying to understand the impact of the November 2018 same-sex marriage
Songs of Defiance: LGBT Pop Music in Taiwan (Post-2018 Referendum) [Part 1]
As Taiwan’s LGBT community reels from the result of the referendum, they can find solace in the rich collection of Taiwan’s LGBT music cannon. Those songs that saw the community fight against discrimination, against inequality, and espouse the values of freedom, individuality and defying the status quo have an even more important meaning now than they did before.
Walking Slowly: Style and motifs of Tsai Ming-liang’s film art (Part II)
Written by Terez Vincz The key figure of the second wave of Taiwanese New Cinema, Tsai Ming-liang’s The Walker (2012) consists of twenty-one shots recorded by a fixed camera. This article will
Walking Slowly: Style and motifs of Tsai Ming-liang’s film art (Part I)
Written by Terez Vincze “I think that our present age is probably the worst time of all to be alive… Living in today’s world is terrible, I’m always
The Poetics of Tsai Ming-liang
Written by Cecília Mello The films of Tsai Ming-liang have been helping to shape our world cinema landscape since the early 1990s. On one hand, they belong to what
Why Taiwan is still the creative heart of Mandopop
Written by Jocelle Koh While those not in the know might still see Mandopop as a less well-produced version of K-pop, a light scratch beneath
Taiwanese Popular Music: World War II to the 1960s (Part II)
Written by Eric Scheihagen. Despite the efforts of the songwriters mentioned in part one and others, Hoklo songs saw a steep decline in the late