Cross-Gender China: Across Yin-Yang, Across Cultures, and Beyond Jingju

1st Edition

Huai Bao

Published August 14, 2017
Reference - 170 Pages
ISBN 9781138057906 - CAT# Y331393
Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

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Cross-Gender China, the outcome of more than twenty years of theatrical and sociological research, deconstructs the cultural implications of cross-gender performance in today's China.

The recent revival in male-to-female cross-gender nandan performance in Chinese theatre raises a multitude of questions: it may suggest new gender dynamics, or new readings of old aesthetic traditions in new socio-cultural contexts. Interrogating the positions of the gender being performed and the gender doing the performing, this volume gives a broad cultural account of the contexts in which this unique performance style has found new life.

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