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Author Goldman, Andrea S. (Andrea Sue)

Title Opera and the city : the politics of culture in Beijing, 1770-1900 / Andrea S. Goldman.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 365 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-351) and index.
Contents Opera aficionados and guides to boy-actresses -- Metropolitan opera, border crossings, and the state -- Musical genre, opera hierarchy, and court patronage -- Social melodrama and the sexing of political complaint -- Sex versus violence in "I, sister-in-law" operas.
Summary In late imperial China, opera was an integral part of life and culture, shared across the social hierarchy. Opera transmitted ideas about the self, family, society, and politics over time and space. The Qing capital of Beijing attracted a diverse array of opera genres and audiences and, by extension, served as a hub for the diffusion of cultural values via performance. It is in this context that the author harnesses opera as a lens through which to examine urban cultural history. By examining opera in Qing Beijing, this work illuminates how the state and various urban constituencies partook of opera and manipulated it to their own ends.
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Subject Operas, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Operas, Chinese -- Social aspects -- China -- Beijing.
Operas, Chinese -- Political aspects -- China -- Beijing.
Operas, Chinese -- China -- Beijing -- History and criticism.
Beijing (China) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Beijing (China) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Title Politics of culture in Beijing, 1770-1900
Other Form: Print version: Goldman, Andrea S. (Andrea Sue). Opera and the city. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012] 9780804778312 (DLC) 2011047716 (OCoLC)762768547
ISBN 9780804782623 (electronic bk.)
0804782628 (electronic bk.)