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Sex versus Violence in “I, Sister-in-Law” Operas

in Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter concentrates on a series of performance scripts about the “sisters-in-law.” “I, Sister-in-Law” operas report the woman's estrangement from her husband, her thwarted attempt to seduce her ... More


Musical Genre, Opera Hierarchy, and Court Patronage

in Opera and the City: The Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770–1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778312
eISBN:
9780804782623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778312.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers opera genre as a contested cultural field in which various agents—the court, Jiangnan music sophisticates, marginalized men of letters, and acting troupes—each held a stake. ... More


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