Pop Culture

Based on a survey conducted on youth between 15-18 in the greater Taipei area, a British social scientist is having a talk with the chairwoman of the Council for Cultural Affairs in Taiwan on the influence of pop Culture in Taiwan.

B: I have heard that you had carried out an official survey investigating the current development and trends of young people's interests towards pop culture.

T: 是的,这项调查是去年九月份由台北青年活动中心举办的,调查的目的是了解台湾的青少年所热心的娱乐项目,并帮助他们发展健康有益的活动。

B: It is said that the survey has indicated young people in Taiwan are much more attracted by Japanese, European and American culture. Only 19 percent polled said that they like the local pop culture. Would you like to comment on this situation?

T: 欧美和日本的经济成就被不断地引进台湾,随之而来的便是这些国家的流行文化。这项调查的结果表示我们正在进行的本土文化教育是十分必要的。

B: Could you talk a bit more about your promotion of local education in this aspect?

T: 我们打算在台湾的北部、中部和南部各建立一个流行文化中心,这样年轻人就可以比较容易地接触到本地的流行文化。

B: What do young people mainly look to for culture information according to the results of survey?

T: 一半以上的人是通过网络获得信息的,也有相当一部分人是通过音乐和舞蹈的形式来获得信息的。对于哪一种音乐算是流行音乐的代表,有百分之四十六的人认为是“街头舞”音乐,也就是所谓的hip-hop音乐

B: I have also heard about the hip-hop popularity in Shanghai. What about the parents generation here? Has the survey indicated in any way how the parents understand this situation?

T: 百分之五十四的被调查者说他们的父母不了解日本流行文化。但是也有百分之八十二的人说追求流行文化并没有在他们与父母之间造成什么对立