Staging China

New Theatres in the Twenty-First Century

  • Editors
  • Li Ruru

Part of the Chinese Literature and Culture in the World book series (CLCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. General Introduction

    1. Li Ruru
      Pages 1-8
  3. Revitalizing the Theatre: New Approaches to Classical Plays

  4. “Main Melody”: A New Image of Propaganda Theatre

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-60
    2. Gilbert C. F. Fong, Shelby Kar-yan Chan
      Pages 97-111
  5. Contemporary Consumerism: A New Relationship between Theatre, Market, and Society

  6. Independent Theatre: Alternative Space

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-282

About this book


An insightful analysis of more than a dozen Chinese stage productions, Staging China illustrates how Chinese society is reflected by and even constructed through theatre. Scholars from around the globe explore wide-ranging topics including recent approaches to classical theatre, propaganda theatre, and the challenges of independent theatres.


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