Nostalgia and Identity: A Research of Chinese Contemporary Dialect Songs

Yangping Wei (Wuhan University)

In recent years, dialect songs have been increasingly popular in China. The reason is that due to the difficulty of population movement and social integration, people in the city have a sense of loss and miss hometown. With nostalgia, artists express homesickness through creation and ordinary people ease homesickness by dialect songs .The development of online media provides a communication platform for the expression and relief of homesickness, so dialect songs have become very popular on the Internet. This article aims to analyze the content theme and artistic style characteristics of dialect songs, and interprets the significance and value of dialect songs for individuals.

Part of 36-04 Nostalgia, Memory, and the Everyday Arts, Wednesday, October 20, 5:15 pm–6:45 pm