All That Matters: Why We All Love Deng Lijun

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All That Matters was a weekly arts and culture show on CJSR. The premise: each week we take small bites out of big questions. On this episode, we asked what makes a diva.

This is one of my favourite stories, probably because it’s one of my most personal. I decided to investigate the enduring and tragic fame of Taiwanese pop star Deng Lijun (aka Teresa Teng). Why does her music mean so much to people in the Chinese diaspora all over the world?

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