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Intermedial Laughter: Hou Baolin and Xiangsheng Dianying in Mid-1950s China

Xiaoning Lu

in Maoist Laughter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528011
eISBN:
9789882204508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528011.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The first wave of film comedy in socialist China enjoyed only an ephemeral presence amidst the Hundred Flowers Campaign. This chapter turns attention to the intersection of and interaction between ... More


Ma Ji’s “Ode to Friendship” and the Failures of Revolutionary Language

Laurence Coderre

in Maoist Laughter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9789888528011
eISBN:
9789882204508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888528011.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In 1973, China Records released a new xiangsheng, or “crosstalk”: “Ode to Friendship” (Youyisong), performed by Ma Ji (1934-2006) and Tang Jiezhong (1932-) of the Central Broadcasting Cultural Work ... More


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