Red Sonic Trajectories ­ Rock in China

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Abstract

By the end of the twentieth century a new generation emerged in urban China, named after the cut CDs available at illegal markets in Chinese cities. The cut on the margin of these 'dakou' CDs, as they are called in Chinese, has brought this young generation to the centre of global music culture. One of its followers writes on a website1: 'When Americans fiercely give themselves a cut, they also give the world a possibility of communism and unity. Our government doesn't encourage 1.3 billion people to listen to rock and roll. "Dakou" products usher a million Chinese youth into a new wave, a new listening sensibility, a new awareness, a new mind and a new set of values.' 'Dakou' stands for far more than just CDs that infringe copyright legislation; it stands for a lifestyle very much in vogue among China's urban youth.

General information

Author Jeroen de Kloet
English title Red Sonic Trajectories: popular music and youth in urban China
Publisher Thesis (doctoral)--Universiteit van Amsterdam (and within the IIAS Newsletter)
Date of publication 2001 exactly on 2001/07/15
ISBN ISBN-13: 978-9090148021 (find this book)

Subject of the Book

This book focusses mostly about the following subjects:

Rock


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Publication date: July 15, 2001


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