Music and Songs Banned in Taiwan

Music banned in Taiwan during KMT martial-law era. Is there a list somewhere?

Found this from a simple search.

I’m wondering if any of them have been updated and performed by more modern artists?

From this news article.

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From the following article of The Taiwan Gazette

CATEGORIES OF PROHIBITED SONGS UNDER MARTIAL LAW

The main deciding factor of whether a post-war song should be banned was based on political reasons. If a song violated the following rules and regulations, it would be difficult to escape from the fate of being banned:

  1. Left-leaning ideology, Propaganda for the Communist Party

  2. Plagiarizes Communist propaganda and work

  3. Lyrics are depressing in a way that negatively impacts citizen morale

  4. Reflects contemporary mistakes and causes misunderstanding

To conclude, for the reasons listed above, songs with left-leaning ideology became the number one targets of being censored and forbidden.

Aside from prohibiting songs with left-leaning ideology, Communist propaganda elements, lyrics that were reminiscent of the Communist Party, or any other reasons that jeopardized the anti-communist tenet, a song could also be banned if it reflected social reality or implicitly criticized government policies.

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this is the original article in Chinese

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Bring back the ban, this time for soppy insincere Mandopop love songs.

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And K-pop.

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