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Peking opera and politics in Taiwan

Author: Nancy Guy
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan tells the story of an art caught in a sea of ideological ebbs and flows. Nancy Guy demonstrates the potential significance of the political environment for an art form's development, ranging from determining the smallest performative details (such as how a melody can or cannot be composed) to whether a tradition ultimately thrives or withers away." "Nancy Guy investigates the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Guy
ISBN: 0252029739 9780252029738
OCLC Number: 56683006
Description: xvii, 230 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The variable conditions and meanings of patronage --
The search for international recognition --
Peking opera in the service of state ideology --
The state regulation of repertoire --
The consequences of exile, the challenges of contact --
The musical legacy of isolation, the shock of reunification --
Democratization and the dismantling of "national opera."
Responsibility: Nancy Guy.
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