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Sounding the modern woman : the songstress in Chinese cinema

Author: Jean Ma
Publisher: Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From the beginning of the sound cinema era, singing actresses captivated Chinese audiences. In Sounding the Modern Woman, Jean Ma shows how their rise to stardom attests to the changing roles of women in urban modernity and the complex symbiosis between the film and music industries. The songstress--whether appearing as an opera actress, showgirl, revolutionary, or country lass--belongs to the lineage of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Ma
ISBN: 9780822358657 0822358654 9780822358763 082235876X
OCLC Number: 883647014
Description: ix, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: A songstress is born --
From Shanghai to Hong Kong --
The little wildcat --
The mambo girl --
Carmen, Camille, and the undoing of women --
Coda.
Responsibility: Jean Ma.
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Jean Ma shows how the rise and domination of singing actresses-or songstresses-in Chinese cinema attests to the changing roles of women in urban modernity, the complex symbiosis between the film and  Read more...

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