Jay Chou’s Music and the Shaping of Popular Culture in China



On March 3, 2003, an interview with Jay Chou became the cover story of Time Asia in which he was labeled “Asia’s hottest pop star,”1 a title that reflects his clear dominance over the landscape of China’s popular music. Since the release of his first album in 2000, Jay Chou, also known by his Chinese name Chou Chieh-lun (周杰倫), and his music have risen to great popularity in the People’s Republic of China (PRC).


Popular Culture Music Video Popular Music Chinese Consumer Chinese Youth 
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