K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop

After taking over most of the world,  pop music has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in Asia, which has seen the arrival of J-Pop in Japan, K-Pop in Korea, and Mandopop in mainland China. If you

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Fans call out Taiwan pop star Jay Chou’s new hit song for being ‘sexist’ 
Despite breaking the Chinese internet with a new hit song, Taiwan’s “King of Asian Pop” Jay Chou has received some heat for promoting “sexist” values with a music video that features the female lead sacrificing for her boyfriend.  The star’s latest single, Won’t Cry, has sold millions of digital copies and topped charts in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan hours after its release on Monday night.  But for some fans, the song depicts an ancient and tired archetype of a self-sacrificing woman expected to exhaust herself in order to support her man. In the video, the female lead, played by Japanese actress Ayaka Miyoshi, supports her boyfriend’s dreams of becoming a professional photographer
Fans call out Taiwan pop star Jay Chou’s new hit song for being ‘sexist’