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The Glove Puppet Show in China (Illustrated)


The Glove Puppet Show in China (Illustrated)

Author: Bai Yonghua, Hong Shijian 
Translators: Pan Ping, Wang Tianzhen
Order No. 1116
ISBN-13: 9781622460106
ISBN-10:  1622460103
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2016
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 124
Price: $20.95. You pay only $12.57 (after 40% discount).

About the Book

The Glove Puppetry Show in China introduces the southern school of the glove puppetry. By reading the book, we may look into a world of fantasy, in which we can appreciate an old art of exquisite singing, speaking and dazzling puppet shows. With the long history of its development, Jinjiang glove puppetry was listed in the first batch of the state-level intangible cultural heritage in June 2006 and the Jinjiang Glove Puppetry Troupe was designated as the state-level heritage organization to protect and uphold the art. In the modern world, the fantastic art is facing great challenges as well as great chances. The use of advanced technology helps to attract more audience while fewer professionals are willing to dedicate to this art, which may lead to the extinction the art. The book consists of 8 chapters, including the origin and development, puppet’s making, traditional dramas, the spoken parts, music and finger skills, puppeteers and performance rules, innovation and reforms, and so on.

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About the Author

Bai Yonghua is working as an associate fellow of Fujian Academy of Arts and the deputy editor of The Journal of Fujian Arts. He is also a member of Chinese Dramatists Society, a council member of Institute of Fujian Culture Industry, and a committee member of Fujian Academy of Arts. Bai Yonghua has published books such as Gaojia Opera, Southern School of Glove Puppetry, and many academic papers on authoritative newspapers including People’s Daily, Art News, etc. He is now chairing the National Social Science Fund research project named Study on Business Model and Performing Market of Local Opera Community in Fujian and Guangdong Province, and the youth program, one of Fujian social and scientific planning items, named Local Opera Performing and Cultural Construction of New Countryside in Fujian and Guangdong Province.

Hong Shijian is the deputy director of Marionette Protection and Heritage Centre in Quanzhou, deputy head of Quanzhou Puppet Troupe and director of Hand-puppet Art Protection and Heritage Centre in Jinjiang. He had planned and created puppet myth plays like Five-Li Rainbow Bridge and Qingyuan Fairy, which won many prizes, including the 9th Splendor Award granted by the Ministry of Culture, the award for Excellent Performance in National Excellent Children’s Dramas Show and the nomination for the 4th Innovation Award by the Ministry of Culture. He is the writer of Southern School of Glove Puppetry, a state-level intangible cultural heritage series. He is also the editor of Chinese Puppet Arts. He published many articles on Chinese Drama and China Culture Daily.

About the Translator

Pan Ping, born in Hangzhou, China, is a Chinese-English and English-Chinese translator. Pan took her BA in English at Zhejiang University of Science and Technology in 2012. Pan is now studying in Zhejiang Normal University majoring in master of translation. Wang Tianzhen is a Chinese-English and English-Chinese translator. Wang took her BA in English at Zhejiang University of Finance and Economy in 2006. Wang is an English teacher in the City College of Wenzhou University. Wang is now studying in Zhejiang Normal University majoring in master of translation.


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