Chinese Theatre.

Fu, Jin.

Picture of Chinese Theatre.
Although Chinese opera with its rich, 800 year old history and enchanting style has kept it the most popular theatrical form in China, increased contact with the West has made drama without music accepted and welcomed. This is a well written and well illustrated exploration of the origins and development of this segment of Chinese artistic life.


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Many colorful theatrical activities can be found throughout China. The best known and most unique of these is perhaps traditional Chinese opera, which has a history of over 800 years. However, since the early twentieth century, following increased contact with the West, drama without music has also become popular in China. The development and prosperity of modern drama has created a new landscape for Chinese theater, which, as a whole, has become more diverse. In this illustrated introduction Fu Jin explores the origins and development of this distinctive branch of the Chinese arts.

Book Details

Author Fu, Jin.
Format PB
Series Title Introductions to Chinese Culture
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages 144
Illustrations 120 b/w illus.
Publish Date 9/03/2012
Catalogue Nov19
Catalogue book number 19