Online Round Table on YouTube – Replay
Hong Kong Cantopop: Sonic Memories and Political Identities
June 21, 2020
In collaboration with Make Music Hong Kong, the CEFC is organizing an online round table on “Hong Kong Cantopop: Sonic Memories and Political Identities”, with two specialists of Hong Kong popular music, Stephen Chu (HKU) and Yiu-Fai Chow (HKBU), moderated by Nathanel Amar (CEFC Taipei). The round table was streamed on YouTube for Word Music Day on June 21st, 4PM (Hong Kong and Taipei time, UTC+8), and is now on our YouTube channel.
Stephen Y.W. Chu received his PhD in Comparative Literature from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1993. He worked for twenty years in the Department of Chinese and Humanities Programme of Hong Kong Baptist University. He was the founding Head of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University before becoming the Director of the Hong Kong Studies Programme. Prof. Chu has published more than twenty books, including the most recent Found in Transition: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China (2018), and Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History (2017).
Chow Yiu Fai received his PhD degree at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam. Currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University, Chow’s research fields include gender and sexuality, creative practices and cultural studies at large. His co-authored book Sonic Multiplicities: Hong Kong Pop and the Global Circulation of Sound and Image (Intellect) is also available in Chinese. Next to his academic work, Chow is also an award-winning writer. He released his first lyrics in 1989. Since then he has penned some 1,000 lyrical works for a diversity of pop artists in Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China. In addition to many lyrics awards, Chow’s prose work A Long, Long Farewell won the Recommendation Prize of the biennale Hong Kong Literary Awards (Essays). Lately, Chow has been increasingly involved in multi-media and visual art projects.