Remapping Hong Kong popular music: covers, localisation and the waning hybridity of Cantopop

  title={Remapping Hong Kong popular music: covers, localisation and the waning hybridity of Cantopop},
  author={Y. Chu and Evelina Leung},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={65 - 78}
Abstract Ever since its sovereignty reverted to China, Hong Kong has been torn between its national (in terms of China and its ‘soft’ power) and global status (as ‘Asia's World City’). In this special context, Hong Kong's singular, ambiguous but prolific existence ceased. This paper endeavours to map ‘Cantopop’ (Chinese popular songs) on the new media landscape and examine its decline in the context of the rise and fall of cover versions. Cantopop was once very popular, not only in Hong Kong… Expand
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