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Title Opera and the city : the politics of culture in Beijing, 1770-1900 / Andrea S. Goldman.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012, ©2012.


 Main Stacks  ML1751.C58 G65 2012    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 365 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject 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.
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.