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24%OFFXiaomei Chen (Ed.) - The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama - 9780231165020 - V9780231165020
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The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama

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Description for The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama Hardback. Editor(s): Chen, Xiaomei. Series: Weatherhead Books on Asia. Num Pages: 656 pages. BIC Classification: 2GDC; DD; DQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 254 x 178 x 38. Weight in Grams: 454.
This condensed anthology reproduces close to a dozen plays from Xiaomei Chen's well-received original collection, The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama, along with her critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Comprising representative works from the Republican era to postsocialist China, the book encapsulates the revolutionary rethinking of Chinese theater and performance that began in the late Qing dynasty and vividly portrays the uncertainty and anxiety brought on by modernism, socialism, political conflict, and war. Chosen works from 1919 to 1990 also highlight the formation of national and gender identities during a ... Read more

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About Xiaomei Chen (Ed.)
Xiaomei Chen is professor of Chinese literature at the University of California at Davis. She is the author of Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China and Acting the Right Part: Political Theater and Popular Culture in Contemporary China; editor of Reading the Right Text: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama; and coeditor of East of West: Cross-cultural Performance ... Read more

Reviews for The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama
The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Drama's excellent selection, colloquial and stage-friendly translations, and illuminating introduction undoubtedly make the volume the authoritative choice in teaching and reading modern Chinese drama for the foreseeable future. PRI's The World Xiaomei Chen's monumental anthology of modern Chinese drama admirably fulfills a major need in the field. Students, teachers, and innovative producers will find ... Read more

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