For his latest CDT drawing, Badiucao honors protesters in Hong Kong. In this image, a protester,...
by Samuel Wade | Dec 3, 2013
Chinese rock legend Cui Jian complained to South China Morning Post that today’s young...
by Liu Yong | Sep 9, 2007
From AFP: Thousands of Chinese music fans flocked to a park in Beijing this weekend to see some of the West’s most subversive bands, who infused the annual Pop Festival with serious rock-and-roll attitude. Crowds were expected to swell on Sunday for shows by anti-establishment industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails and China’s political bad boy […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 5, 2006
From AFP, via China Daily (link): The face of Cui Jian, the godfather of Chinese rock and roll, graced the cover of the first Chinese edition of the classic American rock and roll magazine, Rolling Stone. The venerable bible of pop culture launched its Chinese edition this month focusing on Asia’s emerging youth culture, while […]
by Xiao Qiang | Oct 3, 2005
by Xiao Qiang | Sep 26, 2005
From Taipei Times: China’s godfather of electric rock Cui Jian assaulted Beijing late Saturday with his loud and angry wall of sound in his first officially sanctioned concert in the capital in 12 years. Some 10,000 fans gathered in the Capital Gymnasium to hear the 44 year-old perform the latest versions of his songs, many […]
by Natasha Pickowicz | Jul 4, 2005
From China Daily: To mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, top Chinese rock’n’roll bands and singers will gather in Beijing’s Workers Stadium tomorrow to perform a string of revolutionary songs. It will be the largest performance ever staged by Chinese rock stars…… Some accuse the performers of yielding to commercialism […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 16, 2005
From the Danwei Blog: Cui Jian, about whose influence on Chinese rock-and-roll countless dissertations have been written, is set to release a new album at the end of the month. In the meantime, he has teamed up with noted Flash artist Lao Jiang to release an animated video for his new song Mr. Red.
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