In Commemoration Of The 17th Year Of Teresa Teng’s Death

It’s been 17 years — to the day — since Teresa Teng died of a sudden asthma attack in Thailand at the age of 42, yet her fans still mourn. Teng is identified as a Taiwan pop idol, but her influence extends across East Asia. She recorded songs in at least seven languages, the most popular of which is embedded above and after the jump (on Youku for those in China). Even if you know nothing about Teng (and I personally don’t know much) or appreciate the fact that this Sina Weibo thread is growing by the minute, listen to “The Moon Represents My Heart” (sampled on this blog earlier in a Traffic Light post). You’re unlikely to find a lovelier song in any language.

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