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Nationalization through Iconification

Joshua Goldstein

in Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the rivalry between the two most famous male dan actors, Mei Lanfang and Cheng Yanqiu. Both men undertook tours of Western countries as a way of raising Peking opera's status ... More


A Spring That Brought Eternal Regret: Fei Mu, Mei Lanfang, and the Poetics of Screening China

David Der-wei Wang

in The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the mutual illumination between Chinese opera and cinema on the eve of the Chinese Communist Revolution by focusing on two films made by the “poet-director” Fei Mu in 1948, ... More


Drama Kings: Players and Publics in the Re-creation of Peking Opera, 1870-1937

Joshua Goldstein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247529
eISBN:
9780520932791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247529.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book describes the formation of the Peking opera in late Qing and its subsequent rise and re-creation as the epitome of the Chinese national culture in Republican era China. Providing an ... More


Two Theaters and a Merger in New York

Nancy Yunhwa Rao

in Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040566
eISBN:
9780252099007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter documents the rise of Cantonese opera theater in New York City from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1920s. By the mid-1920s, the New York theaters became a nodal point of the ... More


China

Graham Russell Gao Hodges

in Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139637
eISBN:
9789882208698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139637.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Anna May Wong's much heralded first trip to China in 1936. It also looks into the controversy in China whether to accept her and the furious coverage of her past roles, ... More


How Chinese Theatre Solves Theatrical Problems

Siu Wang-Ngai and Peter Lovrick

in Chinese Opera: The Actor's Craft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208265
eISBN:
9789888268252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208265.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter provides an outline on the development of Chinese opera. It sets up the terms of reference for the following chapters.


Jingju during the Xiqu Reform

Xing Fan

in Staging Revolution: Artistry and Aesthetics in Model Beijing Opera during the Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888455812
eISBN:
9789888455164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455812.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Time: late 1948 to roughly 1956. Jingju went through comprehensive changes during the Xiqu Reform, one of the first major campaigns that the CCP initiated in the drive to construct a new democratic ... More


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