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Slang to Take You Down Memory Lane

A wave of nostalgia has swept through China’s entertainment world, as netizens coin new slang for old stars

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How China’s Popstars are Cashing in on Esports

The marriage of Chinese musicians with the hottest esports games means everyone’s a winner

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How Joanna Wang Redefines Mandopop in the TikTok Age

Fourteen years after debuting with a cover album, the singer-songwriter stays relevant to Gen Z with eclectic sounds and experimentation

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The Rise and Reinvention of Taiwan Music’s Influence on the Chinese Mainland

Taiwan popstars no longer dominate the mainland’s music scene; could the island’s indie bands replace them?

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School of Rock: Tracing Taiwan’s Campus Music Scene

Since the 1970s, Taiwan’s university campuses have been integral to the island’s music industry

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How a Band from China’s Industrial Heartland Captured the Emotions of a Generation

Despite an experimental sound and just two album releases in a decade, Omnipotent Youth Society has remained one of China’s most relatable rock bands since 2010

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Rainbow Chan’s Love Song to Cantopop

Rainbow Chan remembers the beauty and cheese of the golden age of Canto and Mandopop, acknowledging its mark on her identity while also stamping it with her own

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The Musicians Plucking Heartstrings Across Cultures

How the spontaneous music of a Chinese-Syrian duo fuses the sounds of traditional instruments across cultures

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Hebe Tien’s “Time Will Tell” Rejuvenates a Pop Legend

One of China’s most influential pop singers comes of age with her first solo album since she stopped recording with girl group S.H.E.

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