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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]


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 365 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-351) and index
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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.
China -- Beijing.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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
Other Title Print version: Goldman, Andrea S. (Andrea Sue). Opera and the city. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012] 9780804778312
Other Title Politics of culture in Beijing, 1770-1900