Alternative Chinese Opera in the age of globalization : performing zero /

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Palgrave Macmillan,, Basingstoke, p.xii, 232 p. : (2011)


023024565X (hbk.) :

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Chinese, Ethnic identity., History and criticism., Operas, Chinese, Pacific Area., Performances


Formerly CIP.Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-227) and index.Introduction: performing zero -- Femininity comes to the rescue: innovative Jingju in Taiwan -- Pacification and silent resistance: performing Hong Kong in The Flower Princess -- The blossoming of the transnational peony: performing alternative China in California -- Waiting for meaning: the joint venture of Robert Wilson, Jingju, and Taiwan -- Conclusion."Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese "opera" in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California"--