Lecture: This is a Love Song! On the Politics of Sound in 20th Century China

15:00 to 16:30
(GMT+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

Love songs have a very long history, and we can find them in every culture. In the 20th century, they have become an essential aspect of the recording industry, and mass production increased the potential of their transnational circulation. Under certain circumstances, however, love songs can become invested with multiple meanings and turn into a political weapon.

ThinkChina and the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen invite to this lecture where the focus will be on the history of one of China’s most popular love songs, recorded in 1937. Seen as a “classic” and “milestone” today, it not only travelled widely, but has long been a controversial and overdetermined site of memory.

Find more information on the event and register here.

Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
University of Copenhagen South Campus, Room 12.0.37, Karen Blixens Plads 8 2300 København S

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