Sichuan Opera in China (Illustrated)


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Sichuan Opera in China (Illustrated)

Author: Du Jianhua, Wang Dingou 
Translators: Li Yan
Order No. 1117
ISBN-13: 9781622460113
ISBN-10:  1622460111
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
Pub Year: 2016
Language: English
Size: 6.5 x 9.5
Page: 196
Price: $29.95. You pay only $17.97 (after 40% discount).

About the Book

Sichuan opera is not the oldest Chinese traditional opera, as it has only a history of three hundred years, but there would be no exaggeration to say that it is the most unique of all, with its comprehensive tolerance of various tunes from other kinds of operatic forms and the particular skills and techniques of its own. It has also borrowed a large number of classic traditional operas to fill its opera types, and added to them the unique Sichuan flavor, like singing in Sichuan dialect, accompanied by the Sichuan gong and drum, or playing exclusive stunts. In 2006, it has been included in the first National Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Thus, it is of great necessity to make it known throughout the whole world, making it the legacy of all peoples.

This book first goes through the history of Sichuan opera briefly, and then puts emphasis on its unique characteristics, including the formation of its repertoire, the performing arts, the combination of various tunes absorbed from other Chinese traditional operas, the stage art, the different troupes, the famous players and playwrights of different periods of time. At the same time, pictures are also inserted to make the description vivid. By reading this book, one can surely establish a general and clear idea about Sichuan opera in China.

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About the Author

Du Jianhua is a researcher at the Sichuan Art Research Institute, as well as one of the pioneers in academic and innovative research in Sichuan Province. She published books such as Introduction of Mulian Opera Culture in Sichuan Province and Chongqing District, Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio and the Liao Chai Legends in Sichuan Opera, and compiled a reference book An Overview of Sichuan Opera Expression Techniques. She also published more than 100 professional papers in the press. She received more than 10 awards, including outstanding achievement awards given by the Chinese Ministry of Culture and the Sichuan Philosophy and Social Science Institute, and outstanding awards given by CFLAC (China Federation of Literary and Art Circles), and Chinese Dramatist Association.

Wang Dingou, born in Wangcang County of Sichuan Province, used to work at the Institute of Sichuan Operas, School of Sichuan Opera of Sichuan Province, and Academy of Sichuan Drama and Arts. He was the head of Sichuan Opera Art Research Institute of Sichuan Province, the editor-in-chief of Sichuan Drama, the president of Sichuan Opera Theory Research Association of Sichuan Province, and the editor-in-chief of Sichuan Opera and Audience. Wang Dingou has published many books including Art of Mulian Legend in Sichuan Opera, Drama in Chengdu, and more than 100 academic papers and reviews on newspapers and journals. His works have won many provincial-level honorable awards. 

About the Translator

Li Yan, born in Guang’an, China, is a teacher and translator of literary works. Li took her MA in Translation Theories and Practices at Chongqing University in 2006 and is now a lecturer in the International Studies College of Zhejiang Normal University. Her major translation is the Chinese version of Civil Wars written by Caesar, published by Citic in 2013.

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Weight 2 lbs