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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: 1120 pages. BIC Classification: DD; DQ. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 262 x 188 x 57. Weight in Grams: 2082.
The first of its kind in English, this anthology translates twenty-two popular Chinese plays published between 1919 and 2000, accompanied by a critical introduction to the historical, cultural, and aesthetic evolution of twentieth-century Chinese spoken drama. Primarily comprising works from the People's Republic of China, though including representative plays from Hong Kong and Taiwan, this collection not only showcases the revolutionary rethinking of Chinese theater and performance that began in the late Qing dynasty. It also highlights the formation of Chinese national and gender identities during a period of tremendous social and political change, along with the genesis of contemporary ... Read more

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Columbia University Press United States
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Weatherhead Books on Asia
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New York, United States
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About Xiaomei Chen
Xiaomei Chen is professor of Chinese and comparative 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: ... 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.
Siyuan Liu World Books - PRI's The World it brings any Western readers closer to the fascinating and rich world of modern Chinese theatre.
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