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Kinesthetic city : dance and movement in Chinese urban spaces

Author: SanSan Kwan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
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"In Kinesthetic City, author SanSan Kwan explores the contentious nature of Chineseness in diaspora through the lens of moving bodies as they relate to place, time, and identity. She locates her study in five Chinese urban sites--Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong, New York's Chinatown, and the San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles--at momentous historical turning points to parse out key similarities and differences in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: SanSan Kwan
ISBN: 9780199921515 0199921512 9780199921539 0199921539
OCLC Number: 798132587
Description: xxxv, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Vibrating with Taipei: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre and National Kinesthesia --
Jagged Presence in the Liquid City Choreographing Hong Kong's Handover --
America's Chinatown: Choreographing Illegible Collectivity.
Responsibility: SanSan Kwan.
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Kinesthetic City uses choreography as subject and method to explore how movement through particular spaces at precise moments can illuminate the communities in those places and times. It examines the  Read more...

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Informative and provocative, Kwan's analysis challenges readers to see 'ethnic dance' in a more meaningful, broader context... Highly recommended. J. L. Erdman, Choice

 
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