Taiwan InsiderJust the Classics

Taiwan is a nation that treasures its musical classics. In this program, RTI gives you a weekly look into some aspect of Taiwan’s musical heritage—from traditional tunes and soaring symphonies to the golden oldies of decades past. Hear folk songs, works for Chinese orchestras, and of course, the old hits everyone here still knows how to belt out today. 

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12 August, 2020
English Service

This week's Just the Classics explore the trend of Taiwanese artists using English lyrics in Mandarin songs. 

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05 August, 2020
Paula Chao

A look at the classics once banned by government censors and at Taiwan's emergence from censorship to freedom of expression.

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29 July, 2020
Paula Chao
2020-07-29...more
22 July, 2020
Paula Chao
2020-07-22...more
15 July, 2020
Paula Chao

Fei Yu-ching, a retired singer and variety show program host, is a household name in Taiwan. Fei entered show business in 1973 after winning a prize at a singing competition in 1973. His music features soft, melodic and syrupy love songs, mostly in Mandarin Chinese. Over the past few weeks, his 1983 hit titled " A Twig of Plum Blossoms" has gone viral unexpectedly. 

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