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Chop Suey (1884–86)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Owing to his enthusiasm in Chinese theater, which sprang from his boyhood in Shandong, Wong attempted to bring a San Francisco Chinese theater troupe to New York, offering the Americans an ... 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


An Ardent Worker for Justice (1893)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0022
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong’s decade-long dream of establishing a Chinese theater in New York finally came to fruition in 1893, yet it ceased to exist a few years later. A youngster named Wong Aloy was brutally beaten by ... 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


Imaginary Hollywood

Steven Cohan

in Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the back-and-forth shifts in how backstudios have imagined Hollywood as the glamorous site of film production. It first looks at how Hollywood is imagined in early backstudios ... More


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