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The Women Of Quyi

Author : Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson
ISBN : 9781315307855
Genre : Music
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Why has the female voice—as the resonant incarnation of the female body—inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre? Why were the women of quyi—a community of Chinese female singers in Republican Tianjin—able to become successful, respected artists when other female singers and actors in competing performance traditions struggled for acceptance? Drawing substantially on original ethnographic fieldwork conducted in the 1980s and 1990s, Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson offers answers to these questions and demonstrates how the women of quyi successfully negotiated their sexuality and vocality in performance. Owing to their role as third-person narrators, the women of quyi bridged the gender gap, creating an androgynous persona that de-emphasized their feminine appearance and, at the same time, allowed them to showcase their female voices on public stages—places that had been previously unwelcoming to female artists. This is a story about female storytellers who sang their way to respectability and social change in the early decades of the twentieth century by minimizing their bodies in order to allow their voices to be heard.
Category: Music

Women Of China

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112922013
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

Altaic Affinities

Author : David B. Honey
ISBN : 0933070497
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 76.92 MB
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Category: Social Science

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ISBN : IND:30000008588661
Genre : China
File Size : 27.41 MB
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Category: China

Laughable Propaganda

Author : Marja Kaikkonen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017186037
Genre : Hsiang sheng
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Category: Hsiang sheng

Heroines Of Jiangyong

Author : Wilt L. Idema
ISBN : 0295988428
Genre : History
File Size : 29.46 MB
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Heroines of Jiangyong is the first English translation of a set of verse narratives recorded in the unique women's script (nushu) of rural Jiangyong Country, Hunan, in southern China. This folk literature provides a rare window into the everyday life of rural daughters, wives, and mothers, as they transmit valuable lessons about surviving in a protagonists society that is often harsh and unforgiving. Featuring strong female protagonists, the ballads deal with moral issues, dangers women face outside the family home, and the difficulties of childbirth.
Category: History

Chinese Shadow Theatre

Author : Fan Pen Li Chen
ISBN : 9780773575998
Genre : Performing Arts
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Chinese Shadow Theatre includes several rare transcriptions of oral performances, including a didactic play on the Eighteen Levels of Hell, and Investiture of the Gods, a sacred saga, and translations of three rare, hand-copied shadow plays featuring religious themes and women warrior characters.
Category: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia Of Associations

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ISBN : 0810356880
Genre : Associations, institutions, etc
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A guide to over ... international nonprofit membership organizations including multinational and binational groups, and national organizations based outside the United States, concerned with all subjects or areas of activity.
Category: Associations, institutions, etc