Friday, April 11, 2014

YAOGUN (Rock’n’roll) CHINA, April 21, 6pm

Chinese Tidings Lecture Series


YAOGUN (Rock’n’Roll) CHINA


Presented by Tie Xiao

Monday, April 21, 2014

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Kelley School of Business, Room CG 2063 (Graduate & Executive Education Center, 1275 E. 10th Street)

*Light refreshments will be served*


In the last four decades, Chinese yaogun, or rock’n’roll, as acute observers have pointed out, has been “less a mere adjustment to leisure than a battlefield on which ideological struggle is waged.” For many yaogunners, it always means more than just playing music: yaogun has been and remains a powerful means for expressing dissent and dissonance. In this talk, Tie Xiao will share with students some of his own observations on how sonic and political realities intertwine and interact in post-Mao China.


Chinese Tidings is sponsored by IU’s Chinese Flagship Center to increase opportunities for authentic interaction in Chinese.

Simultaneous summary translations provided throughout the lectures.


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