The Biographical Approach: The Story of a Chinese Punk Musician



This chapter provides a discussion of individual-level punk practices in China through examination of the biography of punk musician Mr. Li, an important figure as well as my key informant in the Chinese punk scene. It highlights his gradual process of deepening commitment to the punk scene. Through analysis of the intertwining of this punk musician’s individual biography and his surrounding society, I attempt to achieve an understanding of how individual punk practices can be regarded as different forms of resistance in China.


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  1. 1.School of Communication and DesignSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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