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Teresa Teng artifacts set to go on display in China

VOCAL STAR:The popular singer, recognized for her mastery of a number of styles, died in 1995 of an asthma attack at the age of 42 during a trip to Thailand

Staff writer, with CNA

An exhibition of clothes, albums and other belongings of Taiwanese singer Teresa Teng (鄧麗君) is scheduled to open tomorrow in China’s Jiangsu Province, one of the event’s Taiwanese organizers said yesterday.

The exhibition, which is slated to run until Sept. 11 in Kunshan, will feature all the items displayed at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall show in Taipei earlier this year, said Lanie Hou, a member of the United Daily News Group, which organized the exhibition with the Taipei-based Teresa Teng Foundation to mark the 60th anniversary of the singer’s birth.

Teng, who was known for her soothing voice and mastery of different genres, died in 1995 of an asthma attack at the age of 42 during a trip to Thailand.

Hou said the exhibition would later be moved to China’s Hubei Province for three months, starting in April next year,

Talks are also underway for it to be displayed in Shanghai and Shenzhen, Hou said.

Teng was popular with many in the global Chinese-speaking community, including Hong Kong and China, as well as in Japan and parts of Southeast Asia.

In 1980, she became the first Taiwanese singer to perform at New York’s Lincoln Center.

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