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Intercultural Aesthetics in Traditional Chinese Theatre

From 1978 to the Present

Authors: Feng, Wei

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  • Represents the first book to investigate the transformations in contemporary xiqu’s aesthetics from an intercultural perspective
    Promotes Chinese theatre studies by joining it with international discourses
    Problematises existing intercultural theories that focus on Western appropriations of the East

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This book traces the transformation of traditional Chinese theatre’s (xiqu) aesthetics during its encounters with Western drama and theatrical forms in both mainland China and Taiwan since 1978. Through analyzing both the text and performances of eight adapted plays from William Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, and Samuel Beckett, this book elaborates on significant changes taking place in playwriting, acting, scenography, and stage-audience relations stemming from intercultural appropriation. As exemplified by each chapter, during the intercultural dialogue of Chinese and foreign elements there exists one-sided dominance by either culture, fusion, and hybridity, which corresponds to the various facets of China’s pursuit of modernity between its traditional and Western influences.

About the authors

Wei Feng is an Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Languages and Literature at Shandong University, China. He received his PhD in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40635-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intercultural Aesthetics in Traditional Chinese Theatre
Book Subtitle
From 1978 to the Present
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40635-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40635-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40634-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 277
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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