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Jingju at Yan’an

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/9789888455812.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

Time: October 1935 to March 1947. Jingju at Yan’an is examined in the context of the CCP’s vision of a new democratic culture, as articulated in Mao Zedong’s “On New Democracy” and “Talks at the ... More


Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Ka-ming Wu

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The final destination of the Long March and center of the Chinese Communist Party's red bases, Yan'an acquired mythical status during the Maoist era. Though the city's significance as an emblem of ... More


Conclusion

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book has explored how the meanings of folk cultural revivals in contemporary Yan'an are woven together by multiple actors and various political, economic, and social forces and initiatives. It ... More


The Revolutionary Metapragmatics of Laughter in Zhao Shuli’s Fiction

Roy Chan

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/9789888528011.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Characters’ use of humor in Zhao Shuli’s Yan’an period fiction demonstrates an ironic metapragmatic awareness of language use; in turn, such humor critiques how ingrained speech conventions uphold ... More


Realising the Chinese Dream: three visions of making China great again

Stefan R. Landsberger (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00006
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter charts the changing nature and transformation of Maoist propaganda and iconography in China from 1949 to 1979. Providing rare insight into the mechanics of the production and ... More


Engineering the human soul in 1950s Indonesia and Singapore

Simon Soon (ed.)

in Art, Global Maoism and the Chinese Cultural Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526117465
eISBN:
9781526150486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526117472.00008
Subject:
Art, Art History

Simon Soon’s chapter discusses the development of leftist art discourses in Singapore and Indonesia by examining a selection of manifestos and texts alongside artworks. Close readings unearth oblique ... More


The Army-People Bond in Mass Culture in Wartime Yan’an

Yan Xu

in The Soldier Image and State-Building in Modern China, 1924-1945

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813176741
eISBN:
9780813176772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176741.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

The sixth chapter outlines another political force that influenced modern China: the Chinese Communists during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Xu claims that the CCP constructed the soldier figure here ... More


The Indispensable Regime: Thought Reform in Wartime, 1937–1945

Jan Kiely

in The Compelling Ideal: Thought Reform and the Prison in China, 1901-1956

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300185942
eISBN:
9780300186376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185942.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter illustrates how the imperatives of wartime mobilization produced a stunning escalation of earlier developments. Once unleashed by the eruption of full-scale war in 1937, the intense ... More


Introduction

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the role of folk cultural discourse and practices in the cultural politics of post-Mao China by focusing on Yan'an, headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1937 to ... More


Paper-Cuts in Modern China: The Search for Modernity, Cultural Tradition, and Women’s Liberation

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how folk paper-cuts have served as a site of intellectual expressions and debates about the meanings of—and the entangled relationships between—culture, gender, history, and the ... More


Narrative Battle: Fabricating Folk Paper-Cutting as an Intangible Heritage

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how Xiaocheng Folk Art Village in Yan'an was transformed into a container of tradition and the practice of paper-cutting into an intangible cultural heritage. It first considers ... More


Traditional Revival with Socialist Characteristics: Propaganda Storytelling Turned into Spiritual Service

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the role of northern Shaanxi folk storytelling (Shaanbei shuoshu), a musical drama prevalent in the Yan'an area, in isolated rural communities where villagers actively seek folk ... More


Folk Cultural Production with Danwei Characteristics: Folk Storytelling and Public Relations Activities

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines folk storytelling performances staged in and by various government work units or state-owned enterprises for public relations purposes, with particular emphasis on how the ... More


Spirit Cults in Yan’an: Surrogate Rural Subjectivity in the Urbanizing Rural

Ka-ming Wu

in Reinventing Chinese Tradition: The Cultural Politics of Late Socialism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039881
eISBN:
9780252097997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039881.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the public secrecy and popularity of spirit cults in Yan'an in the context of the urbanization of the rural area. It first provides an overview of folk popular religion and ... More


Resisting Japan, Fighting Imperialism

Thomas H. Reilly

in Saving the Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190929503
eISBN:
9780190929534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190929503.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

In China’s war with Japan, the Chinese people heroically struggled against Japan, especially in the early years of the war, 1937–1941. The Japanese waged a ruthless attack on soldiers and civilians ... More


Shadow Diplomacy

Peter Martin

in China's Civilian Army: The Inside Story of China's Quest for Global Power

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197513705
eISBN:
9780197513736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513705.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Zhou Enlai recruited Communist Party cadres to conduct foreign affairs work even before the PRC was founded. Knowing that it needed international legitimacy to survive, the Party put together a small ... More


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