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A Night at the Opera

M. A. Aldrich

in The Search for a Vanishing Beijing: A Guide to China's Capital Through the Ages

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097773
eISBN:
9789882207585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097773.003.0060
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers the Peking Opera. It takes preparation in advance to enjoy a Peking Opera, as it requires concentration that's a few notches above the standard Mel Gibson action thriller. In ... More


The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Ruru Li

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Any traditional theatre has to engage the changing world to avoid becoming a living fossil. How has Beijing Opera — a highly stylized theatre with breath-taking acrobatics and martial arts, fabulous ... More


Actors and Patrons

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The announcement released by the Central Police Office of the Beijing Outer City on April 20, 1912, signified a shift in the meaning of male same-sex relations between Peking Opera actors and ... More


Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


The Shadowplay of Attractions and Painted Faces

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The two Blues films manifest a strong postmodern tendency by establishing an intertextual relationship between the “present” of the film and the “past” embodied, for example, in the cultural ... More


Eyes on Jingju

Eugenio Barba

in The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099944
eISBN:
9789882207394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099944.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This section discusses Jingju, which literally means “Beijing drama”, and is the Chinese word for the theatrical genre known in the West as “Peking/Beijing Opera”. It defines jingju as a total ... More


Postscript

Tan See Kam

in Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Peking Opera Blues presents a jiegu fengjin metafiction to the 1980s Hong Kong of the film’s making and release. This is done by Tsui Hark evoking a past (Republican China), that draws on historical ... More


Introduction

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The introduction situates Lao She in relation to China's New Culture movement and the protest movements of May Fourth. It is 1928 and during the four years that Lao She has spent in London he has ... More


‘Try Something Different. Something Really Chinese’

Diana Yeh

in The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9789888208173
eISBN:
9789888268597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208173.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers how ideas of the ‘foreign’ and discourses on China and ‘Chineseness’, shaped by racial, colonial and national ideologies, determines the cultural productions of racialised ... More


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