China and South Korea

>> South Korea (K-pop)

> Idol groups

* Idol groups in the 1990s

Seo Taiji and Boys – Hayeoga (1992) : “rap dance” group–the initial form of idol groups

H.O.T. – Candy (1996) : the first generation of idol groups

BoA – ID: Peace B (2000) : the first middle-school-age idol singer

* Different versions of music video

2NE1 – Fire (2009) : Street version / Space version

* Targeting adult fans (“oppa” and “nuna”)

Girls’ Generation – Oh! (2010)

SHiNee – Nuna is So Pretty (2008)

* Cooperating with TV commercials

Big Bang & 2NE1 – Lollipop (2009)

Lollipop Cellphone Commercial (2009)

* Idol dance group members participating in various genres as solo artists

Daesung (Big Bang) – Big Hit (2009) : trot style

Taeyang (Big Bang) – Where U At (2009) : R&B style

* Social issue: Sex appeal concepts of idol groups

2PM – 10 out of 10 (2008) : scoring a woman’s body

Afterschool – Ah (2009) : music video–students seducing their teacher

* Korean Idols attempting to enter American market

BoA – Eat You Up (2008) / Energetic (2008)

* Current Trends

Lee Hyori – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2010),  Swing (2010) : A first-idol-generation solo singer.

> Hip Hop

* Korean-American rappers

Drunken Tiger – Welcome to the World, Lil’ Homie (2009), Monster (2009)

Yoon Mirae (Tasha) – Black Happiness (2007) (sampling: Rumple-Stilts-Skin – I Need You)

Crown J – Fly Boy (2008)

* Korea-based rappers

Dynamic Duo – Ring My Bell feat. Naul (2004) (sampling: Anita Ward – Ring My Bell),

Complicated (2008) (sampling: Herold Melvin & The Blue Notes – The Love I Lost)

Epik High – Love Love Love (2007)

Eun Ji Won – Adios (2007) : First idol generation

MC Mong – Circus (2008)

>> China

Clouds Chasing the Moon, rearranged from a traditional Chinese instrumental piece. The top five contestants was singing in the 2005 contest of Super Girl

The traditional Chinese instrumental version of Clouds Chasing the Moon played by Gaohu (similar to erhu)

Li Yuchun’s (Chris Lee)–the winner of the 2005 Super Girl–concert in Taipei, 2006

Li Yuchun’s individual concert in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, 2010

The song Sichuan Embroidery sung by Li Yuchun, which was composed for the Festival of Non-Marterial Cultural Heritage held in Sichuan Province in 2009

The Youth of China sung by Li Yuchun

A local dialect hip hop song with Changsha dialect (Changsha is the capital of Hunan Province in China)

The Dialect Maps of China

The documentary Hip Hop in China (the language part I)

The documentary Hip Hop in China (the language part II)

The Uyghur Hip Hop

The Song, Thirty Years, Chinese National Rock, Chinese Agricultural Metal bandShanren (Moutain People)

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