HAJI MAJI


Amoy Instrumental
June 28, 2008, 10:44 am
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Amoy is in the Southeastern province of Fujian, across the strait from Taiwan. The language and culture are closely related to that of Taiwan. Here’s an Amoy Opera instrumental on a label I’ve never seen before. The name of the label translates as something like “Country Love Company”, or maybe more accurately “Patriotsim”, as one commentor has noted below . The music sounds very much like Taiwanese Opera (coming soon in a future post).

>Ai-Guo (Patriotic) 5318a

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我个人非常您的网站,希望传一些京剧的老唱片,尤其是早期的中文唱片录音,先谢!

Comment by linqi

the photos of records are excellent.

if you want to sell the “Amoy Opera instrumental – Country Love Company – 5318”, I want to buy.

Comment by DU JUN MIN

Thanks for what you posted. However, it is the national flag of China befor 1949 (now still the flag of “the Republic of China” in Taiwan). Chian did take control of Taiwan after WW2, but
not the communists.

Comment by C. Bulbul

Thanks for the correction. I’ve edited the post and added a link to a more detailed history of Taiwan.

HM

Comment by HAJI MAJI

while 爱国公司 can lit be translated as ‘love-country company’, ‘爱国‘ is an established compound that means ‘patriotic’. the label says it was published in Amoy (now known as Xiamen). Makes sense that they’d put a ROC flag on the label if it was published pre-1945. That version of the flag wasn’t adopted officially until 1928: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. So it must have been published sometime after then? Also, I think the number at the bottom is how many copies they printed.

Comment by nick

Hello.

Sorry, but this recording has nothing to do with Taiwan.

The flag is for the Republic of China. It’s not the Taiwanese flag.

And the language is Amoy/Xiamen/Min-nan/Hokkien, of which Taiwanese is one dialect.

The label, 爱国, is pronounced “Ai-Guo” (Patriotism) in Mandarin/Guo-Yu/Putonghua language, but in Amoy it would be “Ai-Kok”.

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