China Wave

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China Wave (Zhongguo Feng, 中国风)


The term ‘Zhongguo Feng’ (describes) a style of music that mixes Chinese elements such as Peking opera, traditional instruments and ancient poetry with modern pop music, first appeared in 2003 when Taiwanese superstar Jay Chou (周杰伦) released his single ‘East Wind Breaks’ (东风破) - an R&B song infused with the sounds of erhu and pipa. Following this success, Chou released several similar songs including ‘Hair Like Snow’ (发如雪), ‘Curse of the Golden Flower’ (菊花台), ‘Blue and White Porcelain’ (青花瓷) and ‘Orchid Pavilion’ (兰亭序). - Wang Ge[1]

Further information


  1. Wang Ge (Time Out Beijing) (January 2012). "Chinese musical genres". Retrieved on 2012-01-15.

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