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By Edward L. Davis

ISBN-10: 0415241294

ISBN-13: 9780415241298

The Encyclopedia of up to date chinese language tradition is the 1st reference ebook to digest this big cultural output and make it obtainable to the English-speaking international. With approximately 1,200 entries written via a world crew of experts, this source permits readers to discover various varied and interesting cultural matters from prisons to rock teams, underground Christian church buildings to television speak indicates and radio hotlines.

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1907, Jiangsu; d. 1994 Theatre director A Jia was a brilliant director, playwright and theatre theorist who devoted his impressive fifty-year career to the study and practice of Xiqu (sung-drama/opera). He made the first major systematic study of Xiqu’s aesthetic principles, and is perhaps most famous for his work as director and head writer of Red Lantern (Hongdengji), the first of the model revolutionary modern plays (yangbanxi) of the Cultural Revolution. A Jia studied poetry and calligraphy in his youth.

Encyclopedia of contemporary chienese culture 2 MEGAN EVANS AND ELIZABETH WICHMANN-WALCZAK academic e-journals The late 1990s saw the rapid growth of electronic Chinese-language journals that published articles on a diverse range of issues in the social sciences and humanities. China News Digest (Huaxia wenzhai) was one of the earliest (US-based) Chinese ejournals to feature several scholarly essays among those on popular topics that it normally carried. Since 2000, PRC-based academic e-journals have become highly significant in the Chinese intellectual world.

These ideas he incorporated into a prolific body of theoretical writing. A Jia held numerous leading positions in the arts, including Director of the People’s Government Research Institute to Reform Xiqu (Zhongyang renmin zhengfu wenhuabu xiqu gaijinju yishuchu yanjiushi zhuren) and Head Director of the China Jingju Company (Zhongguo jingju yuanzong daoyan). He is known for his deep practical and theoretical understanding of traditional Xiqu and for being one of the most successful innovators of the genre as he discovered ways to portray modern life on the Xiqu stage.

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