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2018/10/02 | Asia Dialogue
An Ode to Lo Ta-yu, a Taiwanese Cultural Icon & Mandopop Legend
Lo Ta-yu rose to superstardom in the 1980s and continues to influence Mandopop and Taiwanese music to this day.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: Are Chinese Televised Singing Competitions Good for Mandopop?
Chinese singing competitions display the proud legacy of Mandopop to their billions of viewers. However, they may be deflating the value of originality in music.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: How Chinese Singing Shows Create Content, Not Stars
The singing competitions taking over Chinese TV shift the Mandopop balance of power to China, but fail to prop up the future careers of their contestants.
2018/07/21 | Asian Pop Weekly
Reality Check: Chinese Televised Singing Competitions and Brand China
China's televised singing competitions are taking the world by storm and doing wonders for brand China, but there's more to Mandopop than what you see on screen.