GCHC1057
Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings

GCHC1057
Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1057 MUS (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GCHC1057 introduces students to the history, style characteristics, and sociopolitical meanings of Chinese popular music from the Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, with Cantopop as its focus. Its aims are three-fold: 1/ help students develop the listening skills to differentiate the musical/ style characteristics of different types of Chinese popular music from different eras; 2/ provide students an overview of the trends and developments of Chinese popular music in the context of the PRC, Taiwan, and Hong Kong’s sociopolitical history; 3/ foster students’ critical abilities through examining the various meanings of popular music in the larger context of popular culture and in relationship to issues of identity, gender, politics, and globalization, etc.

What do the students say about this course?

This course trains our listening skills through listening to different Chinese popular music, and fosters our critical thinking by examining the meanings of popular music and their relation with different issues…. To learn with this interesting way, we will have a clear concept of Chinese culture an…

Amanda Lama year 1 student from BBA (ACCT)

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.