Opera and the City : the Politics of Culture in Beijing, 1770-1900.

In late imperial China, opera was an integral part of life and culture, shared across the social hierarchy. Opera transmitted ideas about the self, family, society, and politics over time and space. The Qing capital of Beijing attracted a diverse array of opera genres and audiences and, by extension...

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Main Author: Goldman, Andrea
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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Summary:In late imperial China, opera was an integral part of life and culture, shared across the social hierarchy. Opera transmitted ideas about the self, family, society, and politics over time and space. The Qing capital of Beijing attracted a diverse array of opera genres and audiences and, by extension, served as a hub for the diffusion of cultural values via performance. It is in this context that historian Andrea S. Goldman harnesses opera as a lens through which to examine urban cultural history. Her meticulous yet playful account takes up the multiplicity of opera types that proliferated at t.
Physical Description:1 online resource (387 pages)
ISBN:9780804782623
0804782628