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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 mathematical scholar in Jiangnan: the first half-life of Mei Wending

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Outside the capital, some Chinese literati also pursued the study of mathematics and astronomy. One of them, Mei Wending slowly rose to prominence as a scholar specialised in these fields. This ... 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


Astronomy in the capital (1689–1693): scholars, officials and ruler

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter focuses on how Kangxi staged himself as a teacher of the mathematical sciences vis-à-vis his high officials, while continuing to dismiss Chinese scholars' knowledge of these disciplines. ... 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


The 1700s: reversal of alliance?

Catherine Jami

in The Emperor's New Mathematics: Western Learning and Imperial Authority During the Kangxi Reign (1662-1722)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199601400
eISBN:
9780191729218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601400.003.0012
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter recounts how, as the atmosphere of the court grew tenser while the issue of his succession loomed, Kangxi began to distance himself ostensibly from the Jesuits who worked for him. He ... More


Alcoholism and Song Literati

Edwin Van Bibber-Orr

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

Crystallized in the alterity of an ancient Chinese past, alcohol use and abuse have often in the field of sinology become synonymous with romanticized literati affect: Tao Qian’s 陶潛‎ (365-427)’s ... More


Performing Gender, Performing Documentary in Post-socialist China1

Shi-Yan Chao

in As Normal as Possible: Negotiating Sexuality and Gender in Mainland China and Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099876
eISBN:
9789882206625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099876.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the representations of transgender and male queerness found in the prolific underground documentary genre, also known as the “New Documentary Movement”. It also explores how ... More


Searching for Memories of Colonial Literature in Modern History: Centring Mei Niang’s Border and Generational Crossings

Zhang Quan

in Manchukuo Perspectives: Transnational Approaches to Literary Production

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528134
eISBN:
9789882205949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528134.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mei Niang (1916-2013) enjoyed the longest career amongst those in Manchukuo’s “Manchurian writer group.” The century spanning Mei Niang's life witnessed dramatic, transformative change for both China ... More


Sai Kung Peninsula

John Strickland

in Southern District Officer Reports: Islands and Villages in Rural Hong Kong, 1910-60

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028382
eISBN:
9789882207400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028382.003.0073
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides reports from administrative officers' visits to the Sai Kung Peninsula which is composed of the Ho Chung Group of Villages, the Pak Sha Wan Group of Villages, the Pak Kong Group ... More


Acculturation and Border-Crossing in Manchukuo Literature: Mei Niang, Liu Longguang, and Yuan Xi

Chen Yan

in Manchukuo Perspectives: Transnational Approaches to Literary Production

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9789888528134
eISBN:
9789882205949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528134.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Manchukuo was a colonized state where heterogeneous cultures met, interacted, and collided. The region’s culture and literature formed amidst vexing moral and ethical dilemmas, while new vocabularies ... More


Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s Poetics of Contingency and Relationality

Dorothy J. Wang

in Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783651
eISBN:
9780804789097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783651.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s poetry is interested in amorphous, seemingly immaterial states, such as emotions and natural phenomena. She is equally interested in the issue of ethnic identity and ’mother ... 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


Toward Modernity

Li Zehou

in The Chinese Aesthetic Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833077
eISBN:
9780824870706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833077.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the artistic and philosophical trends of the mid-Ming and later periods, with particular emphasis on the philosophical outworkings of the trend toward the affirmation of desire ... More


Existing in the Age of Innocence:: Pop Stars, Publics, and Politics in Asia

Eva Tsai

in East Asian Pop Culture: Analysing the Korean Wave

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098923
eISBN:
9789882206885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098923.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the inter-Asia cultural space where different strands of nationalisms meet and compete to define, shape, and discipline the legitimacy of border-crossing pop stars. It ... More


Writing Back Home: Tash Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory, Vyvyane Loh's Breaking the Tongue, and Lau Siew Mei's Playing Madame Mao

Eddie Tay

in Colony, Nation, and Globalisation: Not at Home in Singaporean and Malaysian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028740
eISBN:
9789882206762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028740.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how a reworking of cultural memory may provide a way out of the commodification of subjectivities caused by globalization. It analyzes Tash Aw's The Harmony Silk Factory, ... More


Introduction: Aesthetics Contra “Identity” in Contemporary Poetry Studies

Dorothy J. Wang

in Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804783651
eISBN:
9780804789097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783651.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Introduction begins with a discussion about the interplay between racial subjectivity and poetic writing. This interplay depends crucially upon paying close attention to the language and ... More


Synaesthesia: Tuning in to Carol Watts and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge

Zoë Skoulding

in Poetry & Listening: The Noise of Lyric

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789621792
eISBN:
9781800341517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621792.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Synaesthesia, whether physical experience or a literary device that foregrounds the interconnectedness of the senses, is a starting point for discussion of the Chinese-American poet Mei-mei ... 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.


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