Chinese Theatre by Jin Fu

Chinese Theatre

Jin Fu
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  • ISBN
    9780521186667 / 0521186668
  • Title Chinese Theatre
  • Author Jin Fu
  • Category Asian History
    Theatre Studies
  • Format
  • Year 2012
  • Pages 144
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Edition
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 157mm x 231mm x 12mm


In this illustrated introduction Fu Jin explores the origins and development of Chinese theater from ancient opera to modern drama.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

Fu Jin is a Professor of the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, a researcher at the Institute of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage, Sun Yat-sen University and doctoral advisor at the China Art Academy. He has published widely on the history, modernization and localization of Chinese theater.

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