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Inventing Recitation: Poetry and the Idea of the Sounding Voice during the War of Resistance

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the assumptions underlying the production of “recitation poetry” as an object of literary discourse, as well as the breakdown of these assumptions in later war-period poems. On ... More


Calculated Passions: The Lyric and the Theatric in Mao-era Poetry Recitation

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores a flourishing culture of official Mao-era poetry recitation that peaked in popularity during the early 1960s. These were years when modern Chinese poetry advanced onto the ... More


Introduction

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the emergence of modern China's imagination of sound and voice and how it echoed across a century. To ... More


Heart Beats: Everyday Life and the Memorized Poem

Catherine Robson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691119366
eISBN:
9781400845156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691119366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Many people in Great Britain and the United States can recall elderly relatives who remembered long stretches of verse learned at school decades earlier, yet most of us were never required to recite ... More


From Yundong to Huodong: The Value of Poetry Recitation in Postsocialist China

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explains why, even as the current postsocialist market economy has swept contemporary poetry to the cultural fringes, poetry recitation events flourish as never before in China's urban ... More


Zhu Ziqing and Situational Poetics: Sounding Out an Alternative

John A. Crespi

in Voices in Revolution: Poetry and the Auditory Imagination in Modern China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833657
eISBN:
9780824868871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833657.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines an alternative conception of poetry recitation, one that modified the problematic of recitational expression by removing its defining moment from the essentialized inner world ... More


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