W. Anthony Sheppard's TEDx Talk

W. Anthony Sheppard, Department Chair and Editor of JAMS, recently delivered a TEDx talk based on his research entitled “Pop Orientalism: Tin Pan Alley to Taiwan Today.” In this talk, he considers musical representations of East Asians and of Asian music from the late nineteenth century to 2013, touching on examples from minstrelsy, to Katy Perry’s Unconditionally performance at the American Music Awards, to music videos by the East Asian megastar and Williams alum Wang Leehom.

The video is available now and will soon appear on the TEDx site.