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
Published: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of Illustrations; Reign Periods of the Ming and Qing Dynasties; Acknowledgments; Overture; Part One: Audiences and Actors; 1. Opera Aficionados and Guides to Boy Actresses; Part Two: Venues and Genres; 2. Metropolitan Opera, Border Crossings, and the State; 3. Musical Genre, Opera Hierarchy, and Court Patronage; Part Three: Plays and Performances; 4. Social Melodrama and the Sexing of Political Complaint; 5. Sex versus Violence in "I, Sister-in-Law" Operas; Coda; Appendices; List of Characters; Notes; Bibliography; Index.