Tears that flutter and fade

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Tears that flutter and fade

Emo, Authenticity, and the Market in Beijing

Undergraduate thesis

Author: John Thompson

Published: May 2008

General information

English-language, 46-page thesis about the emo scene in Beijing and its relation to authenticity in regard of American emo music.

John Thompson introduces several Chinese emo rock bands and outlines a general historical overview of the scene development in Beijing.

Introduces the bands The Raving Radio and Surprise.


The author places the beginning of the emo scene at 2007 without metioning Tookoo, which call themself "first emo rock band of China".

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