Thursday, September 25, 2008

Songs of the Educated Youth

Songs of the Educated Youth are songs sung by the Educated Youth of China, expressing their ideals and feelings. These were created and widely popular between 1969 and 1979. Representative works are the "Song of Nanjing Educated Youth", "Young friend, where are you from" and "Song of Guangzhou Educated Youth".

These songs largely lament on the beauty of one's hometown, the love of one's parents, saying goodbye to friends, the joys of youth, the aspirations of life, or the difficulties of survival, expressing the complicated experiences of youth--unspeakable longing, desperation and despair, the 自我调侃 of making music in the midst of suffering,

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