Dr. Frederick Lau of UH Mānoa’s Music Department presented a keynote-speech at the symposium “Sounds, Images, and Texts on China’s Periphery” held during the week of September 18th, 2016, at Hong Kong Baptist University. The symposium sought to forge new grounds for the study of Chinese literature, visual and performing arts as encountering its various forms of Otherness. The title of his presentation was “Dangerous Margins: Creative Impulses in Hong Kong’s popular Music.”
UH Mānoa supports dialogues in Pacific Rim cultures with special emphasis on Asia and the Pacific. The new book series published by the University of Hawai‘i Press, Music and Performing Arts of Asia and the Pacific, fulfills these missions. The series, edited by Dr. Lau, highlights commonalities in music and performing arts traditions in Asia and the Pacific.
Dr. Lau’s discourse on Hong Kong’s popular music is one of many enlightening film screenings, concerts, and panels at the symposium. Click here for further information on the “Sounds, Images, and Texts on China’s Periphery” symposium.