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Anshun Local Drama in China (Illustrated)

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Anshun Local Drama in China (Illustrated)

Series: Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity (A Set of 15 Titles)

Author: Shuai Xuejian
Translators: Wu Yumei
Order No. 1107
ISBN-13: 9781622460014
ISBN-10:  1622460014
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2016
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 187
Price: $29.95. You pay only $23.96 (after 20% discount).


About the Book

Anshun local drama, a traditional Chinese artistic form full of humanistic spirit, is popular in the vast rural areas surrounding the city of Anshun in southwest China's Guizhou province. The unique feature and style of Anshun local drama are embodied in its organization, costumes, props, performance time and place, tunes, instrumental accompaniment, actions, scripts, masks and strict performing procedures. The sacrificial rite is also an integral part of Anshun local drama performance, which includes opening chest, inviting gods, worshiping gods, singing gods, masking gods, visiting temple, sweeping opening and closing, sealing chest, opening gate of wealth, etc. However, after six hundred years of persistence in inheritance and maintenance, inheritors of Anshun local drama have finally come to realize that change is an inevitable fact. Customs and beliefs of local people have got mixed with today's ideological trend, which bring exciting new elements to the evolvement Anshun local drama.

Titles in the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity series, a set of 15 titles:

9781931907866: Shaolin Kungfu
9781931907873: Taijiquan
9781931907880: Chinese New Year Painting
9781622460014: Anshun Local Drama in China
9781622460021: Dehua Porcelain in China
9781622460038: Huzhou Writing Brush in China
9781622460045: Mount Tai Steles in China
9781622460052: Silk and Bamboo Music in Southern China
9781622460069: Bronze Drums in China
9781622460076: Folk Legends of Gengcun in China
9781622460083: Quanzhou String Puppetry in China
9781622460090: Cantonese Opera in China
9781622460106: The Glove Puppet Show in China
9781622460113: Sichuan Opera in China
9781622460120: Violet Sand Crafts in China

About the Author

Shuai Xuejian is a member of the Chinese Dramatists Association, an expert on the committee of the preservation of intangible cultural heritage in Guizhou province and the group leader of a heritage protection panel in Anshun city. Shuai has been working in the fields of literary federation and culture for over 40 years, and published scripts, lyrics and novels. He also focuses on the study of folk culture and has published several works concerning Anshun Tunpu culture and local drama. Wu Yumei is a translator of Chinese literature into English. Wu got her BA in English education from Zhejiang Normal University in 2002 and took her MA in interpreting and translation (Mandarin and English) at the University of Nottingham in 2009. Wu is now a lecturer at the College of Foreign Languages, Zhejiang Normal University.


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