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For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction, theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun's search for a Chinese Shakespeare, and from Feng Xiaogang's martial arts films to labor camp memoirs, Soviet-Chinese theater, Chinese opera in Europe, and silent film, Shakespeare has been put to work in unexpected places, yielding a rich trove of transnational imagery and paradoxical citations in popular and political culture.

Chinese Shakespeares is the first book to concentrate on both Shakespearean performance and Shakespeare's appearance in Sinophone culture and their ambiguous relationship to the postcolonial question. Substantiated by case studies of major cultural events and texts from the first Opium War in 1839 to our times, Chinese Shakespeares theorizes competing visions of China and Shakespeare in the global cultural marketplace and challenges the logic of fidelity-based criticism and the myth of cultural exclusivity. In his critique of the locality and ideological investments of authenticity in nationalism, modernity, Marxism, and personal identities, Huang reveals the truly transformative power of Chinese Shakespeares.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231148498
Author:
Huang, Alexander C. Y.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Author:
Huang, Alexander C. y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
European - General
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
History
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Influence
Subject:
Shakespeare, William - Adaptations -
Subject:
Shakespeare
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
8.90x5.90x.70 in. 1.05 lbs.

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History and Social Science » World History » China
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Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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