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Rock 'n' Roll with Chinese Characteristics: Nirvana Behind the Great Wall | 16 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

Like pretty much everywhere else in the pop music universe, China's developing rock scene changed after Nirvana. It's just that China's rockers didn't get the memo in 1991, nor would've known what to do with it, then.

Red Rock: The Long Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll | 6 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM

From pivotal concerts by local legends to controversial visits from international rock superstars, clashes with state censors and government-sponsored rock festivals, this work encapsulates the thrills and frustrations experienced by Chinese rockers.

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Getting Sick in a Foreign Language | 19 Apr 2007 // 5:00 PM

There is something familiar to me in that idea of an abandoned past; in a place like Beijing, you too can become anybody, literally. Because of the disconnect between here and Back Home, you can create for yourself the identity you've always wanted.

The Revolution Will Not Be in a Stadium | 1 Mar 2007 // 2:00 PM

If the Chinese revolution has a soundtrack, it won't be the Rolling Stones' songs; especially given that their ticket prices are more than most Chinese can afford.

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