Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image by Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet

Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image

by Yiu Fai Chow and Jeroen de Kloet

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Acknowledgements
List of Figures and TableIntroduction: Sonic Multiplicities
Sonic disappearances
What is going on?
Overview
1. Me and the Dragon: A Lyrical Engagement with the Politics of Chineseness
Nationalistic songs
Another approach
Re-nationalization I: Descendants of the dragon
Re-nationalization II: Home and nation
Re-nationalization III: Performing acts (i)—writing against the grain
Re-nationalization IV: Performing acts (ii)—writing with a  twist
Shoot the dragon
2.  The Production of Locality in Global Pop—A comparative Study of Pop Fans in the Netherlands and Hong Kong
Introduction
Globalization: A sense of locality
Fandom: On fans of local stars
Methodology
Production of locality: The linguistic and the heroic
Production of locality: The social, the charitable and the personal
Conclusion
3. Blowing in the China Wind: Engagements with Chineseness in Hong Kong’s Zhongguofeng Music Videos
Destabilizing Chineseness
Feminizing Chineseness
Whither China Wind?
4. Sex, Morality and Cantopop
Picture Gate
The Edison Chen scandal
The Confucian cum Victorian ethics and the spirit of global capitalism
Spectacle and image
Eye see you as I see you
Coda
5. Building Memories—A Study of Pop Venues in Hong Kong
Fluid sounds
Monumental buildings
Building memories
The Coliseum
Belonging and temporality
6. Olympic Celebrations and Performative Contestations
The conservative and the performative
Welcome to Olympic Beijing
Performing Olympic China from Hong Kong
Shanghai also welcomes you!
Criticality and popular culture
7. Music, Desire and the Transnational Politics of Chineseness: Following Diana
Following Diana
Diasporic hope: Rewriting migration narrative
Musical hope: Rewriting modernity narrative
Methodological endnoteBibliography
Index

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