Course Description

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsHours
1410223 History of Taiwanese Songs 2.0 2
Description Languages are developed earlier than written symbols in the history of human development. Songs are a rhythmic form of language. They record and reflect human histories before written symbols are invented. The history of songs can therefore best show specific historical changes. In early years of Taiwan aboriginal society, songs were used to entertain both gods and people and had social functions. As Han people brought in agriculture from mainland China, songs, poetry, and theater had closely related to sacrificial rites. In modern history, the development of recording history was driven by urbanization and industrialization. Taiwan pop songs in the past hundreds of year have reflected different political and social status in different generations and have portrayed the most truthful images in people's mind. Studying history through songs will be no doubt interesting.