Chinoperl 36.1

CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature No. 36.1 (July 2017)
Special Issue: Chinese Opera, Xiqu, and New Media, 1890s-1950s
Edited by XU Peng and Margaret Wan

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Hearing the Opera: “Teahouse Mimesis” and the Aesthetics of Noise in Early Jingju Recordings, 1890s-1910s XU PENG

Qi Rushan, Gewu (Song-and-Dance), and a History of Contemporary Peking Opera in Early Twentieth-Century China HSIAO-CHUN WU

Locating Theatricality on Stage and Screen: Rescuing Performance Practice and the Phenomenon of Fifteen Strings of Cash (Shiwu guan, 1956) ANNE REBULL


City of the Dead and Song of the Night. By Gao Xingjian. Trans. by Gilbert C. F. Fong and Mabel Lee. WILT IDEMA

Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions. Trans. by Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema. HONGCHU FU

The Rise of Cantonese Opera. By Wing Chung Ng. SIU WAH YU

Singing on the River: Sichuan Boatmen and Their Work Songs, 1880s-1930s. By Igor Iwo Chabrowski. ANNE E. MCLAREN

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