Bringing the study of Chinese theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways in which traditional art can survive and thrive in the age of modernization and globalization. Building on her previous work, this new book focuses on various forms of Chinese 'opera' in locations around the Pacific Rim, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and California.
About the Author
DAPHNE P.LEI Associate Professor in Drama, University of California, Irvine, USA. She is one of the authoritative figures in the field of Chinese opera in the context of transnationalism and interculturalism. Lei is also the author Operatic China: Staging Chinese Identity across the Pacific (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Performing Zero Total Makeover with Femininity: Innovative Jingju in Taiwan Pacification and Silence Resistance: Performing Hong Kong in The Flower Princess The Blossoming of the Transnational Peony: Performing Alternative China in California Waiting for Meaning: The Joint Venture of Robert Wilson, Jingju , and Taiwan Conclusion Bibliography Index