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The Cultural Politics of Theater Reform

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter seeks to place the cultural debates surrounding Cantonese opera in a broader context by examining the various impulses for reform and delineating their outcomes. Against the backdrop of ... More


The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional- and dialect-based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple ... More


Understanding Canton: Rethinking Popular Culture in the Republican Period

Virgil Ho

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199282715
eISBN:
9780191603037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199282714.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book critically examines six aspects of the popular culture of early and mid-Republican (1912-38) Canton: common perceptions of the city, popular attitudes towards the West, Cantonese opera, ... More


Days of Being Marginalized: The 1950s to the Early 1970s

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

While the first albums packaged with the term “Cantopop” were released in 1952, the origin of Cantopop remains an unresolved issue. In the 1950s and the 1960s, Cantopop were not considered mainstream ... More


Urbanization of Cantonese Opera

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter details the urban shift of Cantonese opera after the turn of the century, when a new kind of troupe came into being. These were the famous Sheng Gang ban, so named because these ... More


Urban Theater and Its Modern Crisis

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the downturn in the urban theater business from the late 1920s. It begins by considering the lull in theater activities during the sixteen-month-long boycott-strike in Hong ... More


Introduction

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to chart the historical formation Cantonese opera. It aims to fill a significant gap in the historical literature that has decidedly ... More


Popular Theater in the Diaspora

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides an overview on the spread of theater activities in the wake of massive emigration from Guangdong to Southeast Asia and North America from the mid-nineteenth century to the eve ... More


Itinerant Actors and Red Boats in the Pearl River Delta

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter reconstructs the early history of Cantonese opera, from the theater activities in Ming-Qing Guangdong to opera troupes from various parts of China where major theatrical genres had taken ... More


Conclusion

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This study constructed a three-part narrative to chronicle the rise of Cantonese opera. At the outset, much information ... More


The State, Public Order, and Local Theater in South China

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the theater as a site of chaos and unruly behavior, and examines the role of the state in managing the Cantonese opera theater as a public space. It considers the many scars of ... More


Theater as Transnational Business

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter draws on archival material from Vancouver, Canada, to examine the business operation behind the Chinatown stage. The focus on the operational side of Cantonese opera as a Chinatown-based ... More


Theater and the Immigrant Public

Wing Chung Ng

in The Rise of Cantonese Opera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039119
eISBN:
9780252097096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039119.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter delineates the history of Chinatown theater as a public space for social interaction and community building in migrant societies. With Chinese migrants living under highly circumscribed ... More


Chinese Engagement with the Australian Colonial Charity Model

Pauline Rule

in Chinese Diaspora Charity and the Cantonese Pacific, 1850-1949

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9789888528264
eISBN:
9789888528929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528264.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the Chinese response to the need of the people of Victoria, in the southeastern corner of Australia, to continually raise funds to support their charitable institutions. ... More


Lesson in Openness: Creating a Space of Flow in Hong Kong

Elizabeth Sinn

in Hong Kong Mobile: Making a Global Population

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099180
eISBN:
9789882206984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099180.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The volume starts with the conceptual assumption that Hong Kong as a unit of analysis may not be treated as a physically bounded crucible that contains a particular population at a given time. ... More


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