Bridging the East and the West: My Reflection on Leehom Wang’s Speech

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In his speech at Oxford University, Leehom Wang pointed out the current situation of soft power cultural exchanges between the East and the West, and proposed three solutions. At the same time, he also put forward the concept of constructing world popular music, suggesting that the Chinese music world has real connotation, and music with Chinese elements improves market competitiveness and takes a place on the stage of world music.


World pop music; East-West soft power exchange; Leehom Wang

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18282/l-e.v9i5.2053


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