Shuwen Qu

Shuwen Qu
Jinan University (Guangzhou, China) · School of Journalism and Communication

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Qu Shuwen has a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include cultural studies, popular music, music technology and communication, and sound studies. Now she is working on the research projects of the platformization of music industry and its impacts on the music production and consumption, and other musical experiences.
Education
September 2010 - June 2015
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Field of study
  • Cultural Studies

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This paper explores the vocal authority of Chinese female rock singers’ voices as semiotic and cultural rebellion against male-dominated rock aesthetics and the accepted sounds of women’s singing in popular music. The first of the paper’s two sections challenges the gendered stereotypes associated with female singers, and argues for the artistic si...
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独立音乐源自摇滚乐,而中国独立音乐已在此基础上渐次迭代出新的风景,这就需要跳出英美的独立摇滚模式,立足于中国内地独立音乐的语义网络和历史发展,历时系统地梳理它的话语流变和场景构成。英美独立音乐批评范式受限于英美语境以及主流与独立的二元对立分析框架,无法触及互联网背景下中国独立音乐生长的现实情境。2000年后互联网音乐空间的发展、消费主义的勃兴以及近几年音乐版权资本化的浪潮,使得中国独立音乐呈现出多层次、内容复杂的变化图景。借用文化地理学的“场景”和“环境”概念,依次梳理Label(地下摇滚厂牌)、.Com(游击网络空间)、APP(原创自媒体平台)三个阶段,探讨中国独立音乐的话语流变和场景重构的过程和意义。
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This paper addresses the importance of singer-songwriters to understanding China’s contemporary folk music ethos. Instead of considering singer-songwriters as those who perform their own material, this paper examines them as a discursive field that involves the notion of authorship. The first part of the paper revisits the history of singer-songwri...
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流行音乐工业生产长期以来是性别化的分工,男性从事技术性的创作,女性是歌手。笔者认为摇滚为女性展现更加全面的音乐创作能力,打破这种性别分工提供了一个重要出口。摇滚乐追求独立自主的音乐「原创」精神,不断召唤和鼓励着女性成为「自主」音乐人,享有更多创作上的能动性。然而,国内现有文献中肯定和挖掘女性全面音乐能力的文字并「不可见」,同时女性音乐人拒绝西方女性主义标签,群体内部混沌异质的经验让她们的性别自觉显得「不可说」。对此,本文梳理了国内外同类课题的研究现状,结合现有的田野调查和数据收集,提出应该脉络化和历史化处理中国女性摇滚乐人的音乐「自主性」研究。
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Title: “Singer-songwriter” as Method: On Authenticity and Authorship of Popular Music 摘要:流行音乐工业发展的原动力是构建和更新“原真性”意涵。单数形态的“唱作人”形象由于看似集中了所有作者声音,能够召唤高浓度原真性想象,一直是流行音乐工业生产和消费过程中的有效策略。通过比较凯特利(Keir Keightley)论及的“两股哲学思潮”与弗里斯(Simon Frith)提出的“三种话语”,指出流行音乐的“原真性”议题是纠缠于美学和社会学两条脉络的价值判断。分析“唱作人”作者声音的增厚过程,一方面再现了流行音乐原真性意识形态的内部张力,另一方面也指出唱片时代稳定的、等级的“作者性”认定方式在数字时代面临着新...
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A major development in the music industries in recent years has been the rise of ‘unsigned’ or ‘self-releasing’ musicians (sometimes problematically called ‘DIY musicians’ or ‘independent musicians’) who upload music directly to music streaming platforms (MSPs). This article examines the distinctive way in which Chinese MSPs have sought to incorpor...
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本⽂从听觉⽂化研究的⾓度出发探析城市声景与听觉主体之间的互动关系。通过梳理 国内学界对声⾳景观的⼏种研究路径和思考范式,提出应将⼈⽂学科的听觉主体思考融⼊ 当前城市声景的讨论中。借⽤巴特的“刺点”和“意趣”概念,建构城市空间与声景、反思 性⾃我与听觉能动性之间的互动关系,在封闭私⼈化的“声⾳⽓泡”之外探寻由听觉触发 和串联的有机城市社会⽣活的可能性。
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This paper presents a study of an artistic resistance project in China, “Everybody’s Donghu (East Lake),” held in 2010, 2012, and 2014 with the aim of intervening in the commercial development of an urban scenic space. It aims to demonstrate the practices of resistance in public spaces, particularly in the context of an authoritarian regime such as...
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This article presents a study on the punk phenomenon in China, with a focus on how the punk musicians create new spaces within music production and performances. More importantly, it will examine how these spaces and acts of performance engage with political structures in contemporary China. By analyzing the impact that the political and economic c...
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The Noise Sensitivity Scale – Short Form (NSS-SF) was developed as a parsimonious way to measure people’s unique responses to noise and was confirmed as psychometrically valid in several independent studies. However, no study has used configural and metric invariance testing to examine if the NSS-SF is invariant in a cross-cultural context. This re...
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本文指出知识界有关“中国摇滚乐”研究的一个普遍问题,即过分热衷于谈论背后的“摇滚精 神”,并将之本质化为反叛和先锋性等。笔者认为所谓“核心和本质”的摇滚精神是文化建构的,是西 方后殖民话语的结果和知识界的情感投射,尤其不应忽视摇滚的音乐本体美学、音乐话语的复杂性、内 部的权力关系,以及实际的产业问题等。

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Music entrepreneurship and independent music industry
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division of labor, cultural intermediaries, media and communication
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music entrepreneurship and independent music industry