The age of irreverence : a new history of laughter in China (eBook, 2015) [WorldCat.org]
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The age of irreverence : a new history of laughter in China

Author: Christopher G Rea
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Age of Irreverence tells the story of why China's entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As the Qing dynasty slumped toward extinction, prominent writers compiled jokes into collections they called "histories of laughter." During the first years of the Republic, novelists, essayists and illustrators used humorous allegories to make veiled critiques of the new government. But political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rea, Christopher G.
Age of irreverence
(DLC) 2015010050
(OCoLC)894745480
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher G Rea
ISBN: 9780520959590 0520959590
OCLC Number: 919124825
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Breaking into laughter --
Jokes --
Play --
Mockery --
Farce --
The invention of humor.
Series Title: Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Responsibility: Christopher Rea.
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Tells the story of why China's entry into the modern age was not just traumatic, but uproarious. The author argues that this period from the 1890s to the 1930s transformed how Chinese people thought  Read more...

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"Rea provides a map to a diverse comedic terrain between the late Qing dynasty and the Year of Humor (1933) that is richly populated with 'whimsical poets, vaudevillian entrepreneurs, renowned Read more...

 
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