Acting the Right Part: Political Theater and Popular Drama in Contemporary China
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440pp. February 2002
Acting the Right Part: Political Theater and Popular Drama in Contemporary China
Author: Chen, Xiaomei;
Acting the Right Part is a cultural history of huaju (modern Chinese drama) from 1966 to 1996. Xiaomei Chen situates her study both in the context of Chinese literary and cultural history and in the context of comparative drama and theater,
"Thorough and provocative" --Contemporary Theatre Review 14 (2004)

"Ground-breaking ... This book is a major contribution to Cultural Revolution studies, Chinese theater and drama studies, gender studies, and Chinese literary and cultural history

Author: Chen, Xiaomei;
Xiaomei Chen is associate professor of Chinese and comparative literature at Ohio State University and author of the companion volume Reading the Right Text: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama (UH Press, 2003).
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