The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History / Edition 1

The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History / Edition 1

by Paul Clark
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Cambridge University Press
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The Chinese Cultural Revolution: A History / Edition 1

About the Author:
Paul Clark is Professor of Chinese at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521697866
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Figures     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Chronology of Cultural and Political Developments, 1949-1980s     xi
Introduction: A Revolution in Culture     1
Modelling a New Culture     10
Modernizing Chinese Opera     11
The Start of the Cultural Revolution     18
The First Five Model Operas     26
The Art of the Model Operas     43
Spreading the New Models     55
Proclaiming the Model Performances     56
Other Model Operas     62
Transplanting the Models     73
The Importance of the Model Performances     88
Reorganizing the Ranks     92
Fixing Culture on Film     109
Films Besieged     112
Cleansing the Ranks     116
Fixing the Model Performances on Film     123
New-Style Feature Films     134
Growing the Industry, Pleasing Audiences     145
Elaborating Culture: Dance, Music, Stage, and Fine Arts     157
Dancing for the Revolution     158
Scoring the Revolution: Music     175
Staging Culture: Spoken Drama, Quyi, and Other Performance Forms     192
Visualizing the Modern: Fine Arts and Architecture     202
Writing Wrongs: Public and Private Fictions and Resistance     217
Models on the Page: Official Literature     218
Hidden Pleasures: Unofficial, Underground Literature     226
Model Assertions: Criticizing Works     231
Screening Resistance: Films under Attack     240
Conclusion: Forcing Modernity     249
Notes     263
Bibliography     325
Index     339

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