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Performing images : opera in Chinese visual culture

Author: Judith T Zeitlin; Yuhang Li; Jonathan Hay; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art.
Publisher: Chicago : Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, [2014]
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"Writing in the early nineteenth century, the French traveler and cleric Abbe Huc exclaimed: "There is, perhaps, not a people in the world who carry so far their taste and passion for theatrical entertainments as the Chinese." Although the spectacle of this theater is well known, with its colorful costumes, props, and face painting, the extent to which opera was favored in Chinese pictorial and decorative motifs  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judith T Zeitlin; Yuhang Li; Jonathan Hay; David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art.
ISBN: 9780935573558 0935573550
OCLC Number: 859583534
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Performing Images: Opera in Chinese Visual Culture, co-curated by Judith T. Zeitlin and Yuhang Li and organized by the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago."
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Introduction: Toward a Visual Culture of Chinese Opera / Judith T. Zeitlin --
World-Making in Performance and Painting: An Intertwined History / Jonathan Hay --
Opera Imagery in the Village / David Johnson --
Images of Opera Characters Related to the Qing Court / Mei Mei Rado --
Representing Theatricality on Textiles / Yuhang Li --
Operatic Images in Popular New Year Prints / Bo Songnian --
The Iconographic Variations of Two Scenes from Romance of the Western Chamber / Ni Yibin --
Inspired by the Opera: Reimagining Traditional Opera in Contemporary Chinese Photography and Video / Wu Hung.
Responsibility: Judith T. Zeitlin, Yuhang Li ; with contributions by Bo Songnian, Jonathan Hay, David G. Johnson, Ni Yibin, Mei Mei Rado, Wu Hung.


A companion volume to the exhibition of the same name at the Smart Museum of Art. With over eighty illustrated catalogue entries, it offers fresh insight into traditional Chinese culture, visual  Read more...


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