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2017/08/05 | Hon-Lun Yang
Keeping China’s Soundscape in Check: Censorship in Chinese Popular Music
Music, once seen as the embodiment of dynastic power in feudal China and used as propaganda since 1949, is closely monitored.
2017/10/14 | Jennifer Creery
A Guide to LGBT Hotspots in Taipei
Jennifer Creery takes a look at some iconic LGBT community spaces in Taipei.
2016/12/21 | Lin Qiqing
In Wuhan, Punk is Not Dead
Wu Wei, the lead singer of China’s oldest surviving punk band, insists there’s nothing political about his music.
2017/07/26 | Marta Colombo
From Hong Kong to Italy and Back: Heidi Li Sings Her Multicultural Journey
'Jazz is similar to Cantonese opera […] the singer takes over the pace, creating an amazing atmosphere that is almost spiritual.'
Pain Still Runs Deep as Taiwan Marks 30 Years Since Martial Law
Official records state around 140,000 people were tried by military courts with as many as 8,000 executed during the 38-year crackdown. Many believe the actual numbers are higher.
2017/06/02 | Saigoneer
'Girls Rock Asia' Brings Together Female Musicians from Across Southeast Asia
'It’s about every female musician who struggles about where to start or how to move on with their music career.'
2017/01/10 | ZiQing Low
China Continues Persecution of Taiwan, HK Artists
Many believe this confirms the existence of China’s blacklist of 55 artists.
2016/09/20 | Yuan-ling Liang
Chinese Censors Delete Hong Kong Artists' Music Online
Denise Ho, a popular Hong Kong pro-democracy advocate, and several artists have seen their work disappear from a number of popular online music platforms.
Uyghur Rapper Reps China’s West
AThree-Arslan hopes his music can help reshape perceptions of Xinjiang and its people.
2016/08/31 | Olivia Yang
Taiwanese Kindness Saves Swedish Post-Rock Band
Swedish post-rock band pg.lost landed in Taiwan last night, only to find out that some of their equipment had been sent to China.