Liang Ping 梁萍 

October 15, 2009

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The bourgeois Shanghai in 1930s-1940s was swinging. The innovation of the gramophone and the Bai Dai 百代 record company served to secure this period as the golden age of Mandarin popular music and a time of brilliant soundtracks for the young Chinese film industry. The era came to an abrupt end with the Second Sino-Japanese War and ensuing suppression of pop music by the Chinese Communist Party. One singer to survive was Liang Ping who sang the spirited The Youth of Mine (Shao nian re who) which is always revived and played during Chinese New Year.

(THE YOUTH IS MINE 少年的我)
春天的花是多麼的香
秋天的月是多麼的亮
少年的我是多麼的快樂
美麗的她不知怎麼樣

春天的花會逢春開放
秋天的月會逢秋明亮
少年的我只有今天快樂
美麗的她不知怎麼樣

寶貴的情像月亮
甜蜜的愛像花香
少年的我不努力
怎能夠使她快樂歡唱