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  Chinese Rock
Chinese pop/rock songs had played a role in the 1989 student movement (1) and many of the singers and groups who performed in Tiananmen Square were subsequently harassed and temporarily banned from appearing.
While the excessive propagation of rock was supposedly forbidden in the Chinese-language media until mid 1992, the capital's bands are so much part and parcel of the expat-ghetto-cum-tourist scene that they were featured in the weekend edition of the China Daily in late 1991.
As the flagbearer of mainland rock, Cui has felt in the past that it was his task to negotiate performing space for rock as a whole, and perhaps it is in the grey zone of cultural tolerance and coexistence that he continues to perform his most important service.
www.tsquare.tv /film/badboys.html   (1956 words)

  Chinese rock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The birthplace of Chinese rock was in Beijing, which as the nation's capital was firstly, highly politicised and secondly, opens to a range of foreign influences.
The first Chinese rock song was arguably the Northwest Wind anthem "I Have Nothing", first performed in 1986 by Cui Jian, widely recognised as the father of Chinese rock.
By 1994, Chinese rock was obviously in decline.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_rock   (1373 words)

 Encyclopedia: Rock and Roll   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rock and roll (also spelled rock 'n' roll, especially in its first decade), is a genre of music that emerged as a defined musical style in the Southern United States in the 1950s, and quickly spread to the rest of the country, and the world (rhythm sample).
Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, trumpet, and trombone are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since...
Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90's.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Rock-and-Roll   (7166 words)

 Music of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chinese orchestras traditionally consist of bowed strings, woodwinds, plucked strings and percussion.
The first major well-documented flowering of Chinese music was for the qin during the Tang Dynasty, though the qin is known to have been played since before the Han Dynasty.
Chinese vocal music has traditionally been sung in a thin, nonresonant voice or in falsetto and is usually solo rather than choral.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_China   (3364 words)

 Rocks and Rock Landscapes
Rock landscapes convey a sense of infinity, generating the feeling of wide open spaces in which the human mind has room to grow and to meander.
Rocks forming mountains or grottoes, contrasted by water, are an indispensible element in a classical Chinese garden, undoubtedly one of the most unique contributions the Chinese have made to the field of garden construction.
Rocks have owed the special place accorded to them in the human heart to their shape, color, luster, or to the exquisite sound they emit when struck.
www.venuscomm.com /rocks.html   (1574 words)

 Pet Rock Chinese Shar Pei
Rock is a home-grown kennel nestled in the north
We are open 365 days a year and specialize in Chinese Shar Pei and pet boarding.
Rock’s general information on this Web site and then call or come to visit in person.
www.sharpeis.net   (108 words)

 OUTPOST MAGAZINE | Archive || Issue 3 - Chinese Rock: Down and Out in Beijing
Rock ‘n roll is a kind of alternative culture, a subculture that runs counter to the political status quo.
Chinese are born with great talents to begin with, then add on the Chinese cultural tradition of oppression, and we have the potential for great rock ’n roll.
Rock ‘n roll in mainland China is all imitation, fake.
www.outpostmagazine.com /archives/op03/china_rock.html   (2058 words)

 Japanese Rock Garden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The rock of the spirit kings is accompanied by venerable seating stones.
The sage stands apart from the world of rocks and men, and yet is a source of wisdom.
- one is the eldest son, chen, the larger of the two rocks before the never aging master rock - he sits in the east and represents the eldest son, thunder and lightning (the Chinese say, 'god comes for in the sign of the arousing', i.e.thunder and lightning).
www.waterdragoninc.com /rockgarden.htm   (759 words)

 Cui Jian -- Cobra
Several rock musicians in China have assumed this role, and though little emerges from the arts community in China without official approval, it is hard to keep the lid of a pot after things start to boil.
The current state of development of rock and roll in China is said to be similar to that of the USA in the late 1950's.
Rock Forum is a great place to to ask questions about Chinese rock.
members.aol.com /Jakajk/cuicobra.html   (2785 words)

 Words Without Borders -> Power of the Powerless
Chinese rock star Cui Jian begins his song “The 90s” with the line: “Words are not precise already—can’t express this world clearly.” And in the clarity of that expression, he voices the sentiment of a generation of Chinese youth: China’s inexorable lurch into the twenty-first century made language as dizzying as change itself.
Chinese Kekou Kele is palatable and pleasurable; its homonyms suggest thirst, delight, and quenching.
When he created Chinese rock in the 1980s, Cui Jian changed the landscape of youth culture forever, and inspired a new Chinese conversation.
www.wordswithoutborders.org /article.php?lab=Cui   (1409 words)

 Helan Mountain to Rock at Music Festival
Chinese rock fans will be turning on, tuning in and wiping their perspiring brows with the back of their hand when a musical festival opens in the desert this weekend.
A grand carnival of rock music -- dubbed the "Glorious Path of Chinese Rock and Roll" -opens today and continues over the weekend on the feral desert floor of Phoenix Valley at the foot of Helan Mountain, 30 kilometers from Yinchuan, capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in Northwest China.
"There are lots of rock fans in Beijing alone," said Zhang Yanlong, director of the project development center of BTG Travel and Tours, the travel agency solely authorized to organize and make all arrangements for rock fans in terms of transportation, accommodation and admission to the marathon concert.
www.china.org.cn /english/culture/103189.htm   (738 words)

 TIMEasia.com | Young China | I Know, It's Only Rock 'n' Roll | 10/23/2000
Extensive Western coverage of the Chinese rock scene has led to complacency by giving many local acts—as vain and attention-hungry as their Western counterparts—an unhealthily inflated sense of their own importance.
The Western press has assumed that China's rock musicians were forged in the crucible of the 1989 demonstrations and has seen Chinese rock through the lens of 1960s protest politics.
The overwhelming majority of Chinese musicians who dream of rock stardom aren't interested in politics, though many are perceptive enough to know what Western journalists want to hear and cynical enough to repeat it to them.
www.time.com /time/asia/features/youngchina/a.rocking.html   (1049 words)

 A Brief History of
Scholars' Rocks is the most common English name given to the small, individual stones that have been appreciated by educated and artistic Chinese at least since the Song dynasty (960-1270).
They evolved from appreciation of the larger garden rocks, but their smaller size enabled the Chinese literati to carry them indoors where they could be admired and meditated over in their sparse studios.
Chinese style taihu or lingbi do not need to have flat bottoms because they are displayed in stands that are carved deeper than suiseki stands, and are normally designed to hold the stones securely in an upright, vertical position.
shimagata.tripod.com /srhist.htm   (1724 words)

 Unusual Chinese Rock is Growing Hair | Weird Asia News
The rock is iron gray in color, naturally smooth and rounded, and is similar to a cobblestone.
The rock was found on a beach, and according to Fashion Rock Café’s executive Miss Yong, this kind of rock is named a “hair-growing rock”.
This “hair-growing rock” is in a glass display case at the Fashion Rock Café, located in the Digital Building in Beijing’s Zhongguan Village.
www.weirdasianews.com /2007/03/28/unusual-chinese-rock-is-growing-hair   (525 words)

 Chinese Food in Rock Hill, SC. Yellow Pages online for Chinese Food in Rock Hill, SC. This includes Chinese Food, ...
Chinese food is a favorite take-out meal for many Americans and when properly prepared it can be a healthy fast food choice.
Since Chinese food includes many steamed vegetables such as broccoli, snow and snap peas, it can be part of a healthy diet.
Chinese food also often uses brown rice as an ingredient in some dishes and as a side dish.
www.magicyellow.com /category/Chinese_Food/Rock_Hill_SC.html   (361 words)

 Popular Music and Society: Voices from Chinese rock, past and present tense: social commentary and construction of ...
A second belief is that rock and roll rebellion, the subject of reification in the West, similarly applies to China.
After a hiatus of several months, rock music was resurrected by small private venues catering to the tourist and foreign student crowd.
As early as 1993, a group of Chinese academics censured the rush towards mass consumerism by publishing a manifesto on the "loss of the humanist spirit" in China, which denounced the "commercialisation and de-politicization of culture [which] had marginalized serious artistic issues" (Barme "To Screw Foreigners" 202).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2822/is_2_26/ai_106474023   (1305 words)

 Rock In China - History of Chinese Rock/Modern Music
Rock was a big thing both in political and financial terms in the late 80s, but the popularity, the audience, was limited mostly to Beijing's college and university students and some artistic circles.
Both cut CDs and the Beijing midi school of music stimulated the growth of rock musicians in China and in the capital, until by 1997 the number of rockers was sufficient for the advent of the underground rock community.
The suicide of Kurt Cobain, the frontman of the Seattle grunge rock band Nirvana, in 1994 was another major event for the underground scene of China, as the music and behaviour of Nirvana influenced the Chinese rock scene thoroughly.
web125.burns.kundenserver42.de /rockinchina/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=28   (4410 words)

 Japanese Rock, Chinese Mushroom, America in the Cold by Mike Rogers
China argues that Okinotorishima island, the southernmost island in the Japanese archipelago, is merely a rock, not an island, in an attempt to nullify Japan's claim of an exclusive economic zone around the small island, which is under Tokyo jurisdiction.
While Beijing acknowledges that Okinotorishima belongs to Japan, it stressed that it did not fall under the classification of an island as defined by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, but is instead a rock, which cannot be used to designate an exclusive economic zone, as the Japanese government has done.
When the Japanese and Chinese are practical, as opposed to idealistic, in their dealings with each other, everyone wins.
www.lewrockwell.com /rogers/rogers202.html   (2624 words)

 Brett's China Music Page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are many rock bands and musicians in Beijing, the most famous of which is Cui Jian (who, ironically, isn't allowed to play in Beijing).
Some Chinese rock music is available both inside and outside China on tape and compact disc.
The Chinese Rock N' Roll - Information about a variety of Chinese rock musicians, including He Yong, Dou Wei, and of course, Cui Jian.
www.cheesepipe.com /durfee/china_main.html   (445 words)

 CLUAS | Columns | Beijing Beat | Chinese Music magazines
Rock Music is top of the pile but the quality of China's other rock magazines varies between half-hearted and hideous.
Rock Music Magazine has plenty of competition then but I'm not giving up on my monthly dose of Chinese rock n roll.
And when the star returns to her old haunts in the autumn it will be with a new album of Chinese and English songs under her belt.
www.cluas.com /columns/beijing-beat/china-rock-magazines.htm   (1617 words)

 CLUAS | Music Features | The Chinese Rock Scene
US producer Matthew Corbin Clark followed the Chinese rock scene closely throughout the 1990s, travelling to Beijing in 2000 to record a compilation album with the best of the crop of bands appearing at that time.
Down in Ningxia meanwhile, kings of the first generation of Chinese rock Hei Bao (Black Leopard), formed in 1987, see themselves as the epitome of the genre that is Chinese rock.
Clues as to Chinese rock's future came at the Midi Music festival in Beijing in early October, when fans crowded to the International Sculpture Park to watch 45 bands play variants of rock music.
www.cluas.com /music/features/chinese_rock.htm   (856 words)

 UCLA International Institute :: Live Voices: Cui Jian at the Avalon
The father of the Chinese rock scene, Cui Jian, hits the west coast for a mini tour.
The venue, the Avalon in Hollywood, was about 2/3 full in its capacity and the demographics were mainly Chinese and Chinese Americans of all ages, with a few non-Asians looking to see what the buzz is all about.
Cui Jian is known as the father of the Chinese rock music movement in the mid-1980s.
www.isop.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=10991   (520 words)

 frontline: china in the red: birth of a beijing music scene | PBS
My first encounter with Chinese rock music came in 1990 at Nanjing University, where I participated in what at the time was China's only program allowing foreign and Chinese students to study and live together in the same dormitory.
By combining traditional Chinese instruments and melodic sensitivities with the rhythmic and harmonic cadences of Western rock, Cui Jian deserved the title "Father of Chinese Rock Music," as he had come to be known at home.
I was particularly taken by the lyrical rhythm of "Daughter," a tongue-in-cheek ode to motherhood, daughterhood, and divorce.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/red/sonic   (4455 words)

 Alternative rock music - Home
But Chinese musicians, cultural critics and fans say that in entertainment, the government’s thrust seems clear: Harmonious means blandly homogeneous, with virtually all contemporary music on the radio consisting of gentle love songs and uplifting ballads.
All of it rocks; none of it sounds like any other band on earth; it delivers an emotional punch that proves all other rock stars owe us an apology.
After piecing together two slow-paced albums in a row in the studio, 1994's Monster was, as Buck said, "a 'rock' record, with the rock in quotation marks." Though the result was conceived as a back-to-basics album, the recording was difficult and plagued with tension.
www.altern-rock.com   (2096 words)

 BRAND'S Bird's Nest with Rock Sugar ::: Chinese Medicine Times
Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture is a scientific process that was developed hundreds of years ago.
Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture is unique and amazing both because of the principles it works on.
Chinese Medicine And Acupuncture specialists need to know where different pressure points lie in the human body.
www.chinesemedicinetimes.com /product.php?xProd=169   (619 words)

 People's Daily Online -- Rock'n'roll pioneers eye second coming
Cui and his rock comrades are organizing a series of events to celebrate the anniversary, including performances at a few clubs in Beijing such as the pioneering Get Lucky Bar in the city's emerging nightspot Nuren Jie (Lady Street).
In their eyes, rock singers were able to make an impact a decade ago thanks to the uniqueness of the time they were in.
In the eyes of veteran rock fan Li Song, the golden age of Chinese rock started with the release of Cui's first album, "Rock on the Road of the New Long March" and his famous concert of the same name at the theatre of the Beijing Exhibition Hall in 1989.
english.people.com.cn /200606/08/eng20060608_272018.html   (1583 words)

 C-rock - Asia Finest Discussion Forum
Ok, i've looked all over for any info about Chinese rock bands, and the only one i've come up with is Silver Ash.
I've looked over a lot of Chinese music websites, but the fact that most are in Chinese and i can't read Chinese doesn't help me much.
He started writing rock songs about tiananmen massacre which got him fllisted for a while then he started to write rock rap songs about chinese social problems.
www.asiafinest.com /forum/index.php?showtopic=11194   (559 words)

 Asia Pacific Arts: Cui Jian: Father of Chinese Rock 'N' Roll
Cui Jian is largely known in China as the father of Chinese rock 'n' roll because of his prominence in the music scene and the 1989 Tiananmen Square student movement.
Cui Jian is often compared to, depending on the referenced cultural historian, as the Chinese equivalent of John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Kurt Cobain, among others; given his central influential role in the startup of China's rock scene, these comparisons are apt.
It's like rock and roll music in China is kind of like the trouble maker so they find some different reasons, so this is probably one of them.
www.asiaarts.ucla.edu /article.asp?parentid=11612   (1415 words)

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