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Chinese Literature and Culture in the World

Listening to China’s Cultural Revolution

Music, Politics, and Cultural Continuities

Editors: Pang, Laikwan, Clark, Paul, Tsai, Tsan-Huang (Eds.)

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About this book

Bringing together the most recent research on the Cultural Revolution in China, musicologists, historians, literary scholars, and others discuss the music and its political implications. Combined, these chapters, paint a vibrant picture of the long-lasting impact that the musical revolution had on ordinary citizens, as well as political leaders.

About the authors

Laurence Coderre, University of California, Berkeley, USA Dai Jiafang, Central Conservatory of Music, China Barbara Mittler, University of Heidelberg, Germany Lau Sze Wing, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China Rowan Pease, Independent Scholar, China Nancy Yunhwa Rao, Rutgers University, USA Ban Wang, Stanford University, USA John Winzenburg, Hong Kong Baptist University, China Chuen-Fung Wong, Macalester College, USA

Reviews

"This stimulating and thought-provoking essay collection deepens our knowledge of one of the most important periods in contemporary Chinese history. The music and soundscapes of the Cultural Revolution continue to exert influence in creative arenas from contemporary art and film music composition to pop songs and advertising jingles. Listening to China's Cultural Revolution explores not only the historical significance of this musical culture, but also demonstrates that works created during this volatile decade continue to hold a place in the nation's collective memory and to resonant in the lives of individuals." - Nancy Guy, Associate Professor of Music, University of California, San Diego, USA, and author of Peking Opera and Politics in Taiwan

"Close attention to aesthetic form sets this volume apart from previous studies, offering technically informed insights into issues such as musical hybridity, cross-genre adaptation, and intercultural musical composition. By attending to the form of Cultural revolution musical productions, rather than simply their political messages, the authors of this volume identify new ways for thinking about Cultural Revolution culture, linking this period with broader artistic questions, as well as historical precedents and legacies." - Emily Wilcox, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Studies, University of Michigan, USA


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Clark, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • A Diachronic Study of Jingju Yangbanxi Model Peking Opera Music

    Jiafang, Dai

    Pages 11-35

  • From Confucianist Meditative Tool to Maoist Revolutionary Weapon: The Seven-Stringed Zither (Qin) in the Cultural Revolution

    Tsai, Tsan-Huang

    Pages 37-64

  • Breaking Bad: Sabotaging the Production of the Hero in the Amateur Performance of Yangbanxi

    Coderre, Laurence

    Pages 65-83

  • Third World Internationalism: Films and Operas in the Chinese Cultural Revolution

    Wang, Ban

    Pages 85-106

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eBook $69.99
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Hardcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-47910-5
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Softcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-56508-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Listening to China’s Cultural Revolution
Book Subtitle
Music, Politics, and Cultural Continuities
Editors
  • Laikwan Pang
  • Paul Clark
  • Tsan-Huang Tsai
Series Title
Chinese Literature and Culture in the World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46357-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137463579
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47910-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-56508-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 280
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