Prof. Hon-Lun Helan Yang
Programme Director of Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Creative Industries and Professor, Department of Music
B.A. (CUHK), M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), Ph.D. (Washington University in St. Louis)
Contemporary Chinese music; Chinese and Hong Kong popular music; music and politics; music censorship; migration and music; transnational and global musical networks; nationalism and identity
Western music history; Cantopop; Music and Society
• Yang, Hon-Lun, Simo Mikkonen & John Winzenburg. 2020. Networking the Russian Musical Diaspora in Inter-War Shanghai. University of Hawaii Press.
• Yang, Hon-Lun. 2019. “Music, Class, and Censorship. Songs of the Outcast: Popular Music, Class, and Censorship in the PRC.” The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class. New York, Bloomsbury Publishing, 161-182.
• Yang, Hon-Lun. 2019. “Hearing the Second Sino-Japanese War: Musical Nationalism and Internationalism in Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata,” Journal of Musicological Research 38 (1): 16-31.
• Yang, Hon-Lun & Michael Saffle eds. 2017. China and the West: Music, Representation, and Reception, University of Michigan Press.
• Yang, Hon-Lun. 2016. “Unravelling The East is Red: Socialist Music and Politics in the People’s Republic of China.” Composing for the State: Music in Twentieth-Century Dictatorships, eds. Esteban Buch, Igor Contreras Zubillaga, Manuel Deniz Silva. New York: Ashgate/Routledge, 51-68.
• 2019-2021. Made in Hong Kong: Technology and Cantopop Creativity in the 2000s, General Research Fund of the Hong Kong University Grant Council (with Edmond Tsang): (GRF12609119) (HK$296,000)