I’m happy to announce the imminent publication of vol. 27, no. 2 (fall 2015) of MCLC, a special issue guested edited by Siyuan Liu and Xiaomei Chen and entitled Hong Shen and the Modern Mediasphere in Republican-Era China. This special issue is the culmination of a project on Hong Shen that we began at Ohio State University back in 2012. The project included: a student revival production of an English-language play–The Wedded Husband–that Hong Shen wrote and produced while he was a student at Ohio State in the late 1910s; publication of a DVD of that student production and an accompanying book with the script of the play, a Chinese translation, and short essays on Hong Shen by Siyuan Liu, who directed the play, and Man He, who produced it; and a symposium on Hong Shen and his place in the cultural world of Republican China.
By the way, the booklet/DVD set is available for sale at:
Wouldn’t this make a wonderful Christmas present! And you would be supporting the MCLC cause at the same time! Please consider purchasing a set.
Find below the Table of Contents of the special MCLC issue, with links to abstracts of all the essays. The Introduction, by Siyuan Liu, can be downloaded as a pdf. My thanks to the guest editors for all their hard work.
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Kirk A. Denton
Volume 27, Number 2 (Fall 2015): Special Issue on Hong Shen 洪深 and the Modern Mediasphere in Republican-Era China
- Hong Shen and the Modern Mediasphere in Republican-Era China: An Introduction
- Hong Shen in the Popular Press, 1924–1949
- When S/He Is Not Nora: Hong Shen, Cosmopolitan Intellectuals, and Chinese Theaters in 1910s China and America
- Hong Shen and Adaptation of Western Plays in Modern Chinese Theater
- Hong Shen and the “Natural Death” of Female Impersonation: Rethinking the History of Gender-appropriate Performance
- Reading Hong Shen Intermedially
- The Art of Control: Hong Shen, Behavioral Psychology, and the Technics of Social Effects