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Opera and the city : the politics of culture in Beijing, 1770-1900

Author: Andrea S Goldman
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In late imperial China, opera was an integral part of life and culture, shared across the social hierarchy. It is in this context that historian Andrea S. Goldman harnesses opera as a lens through which to examine urban cultural history.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea S Goldman
ISBN: 9780804778312 0804778310 9780804792059 0804792054
OCLC Number: 762768547
Description: xv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Opera aficionados and guides to boy-actresses --
Metropolitan opera, border crossings, and the state --
Musical genre, opera hierarchy, and court patronage --
Social melodrama and the sexing of political complaint --
Sex versus violence in "I, sister-in-law" operas.
Responsibility: Andrea S. Goldman.

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Opera and the City analyzes court-city (and state-society) tensions surrounding gender, class, and ethnicity during the Qing dynasty through the prism of opera performance in the capital city of  Read more...

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