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Pop Goes the Avant-Garde Experimental Theater in Contemporary China

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ISBN-10: 0857420453

ISBN-13: 9780857420459

Edition: 2012

Authors: Rossella Ferrari

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Pop Goes the Avant-Garde: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary Chinais the first comprehensive review of the history and development of avant-garde drama and theater in the People’s Republic of China since 1976. Drawing on a range of critical perspectives in the fields of comparative literature, theater, performance, and culture studies, the book explores key artistic movements and phenomena that have emerged in China’s major cultural centers in the last several decades. It surveys the work of China’s most influential dramatists, directors and performance groups, with a special focus on Beijing-based playwright, director and filmmaker Meng Jinghui—the formerenfant terribleof Beijing theater, who is now one of Asia’s foremost theater personalities. Through an extensive critique of theories of modernism and the avant-garde, the author reassesses the meanings, functions and socio-historical significance of this work in non-Western contexts by proposing a new theoretical construct—the pop avant-garde—and exploring new ways to understand and conceptualize aesthetic practices beyond Euro-American cultures and critical discourses.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Seagull Books
Publication date: 5/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Prologue
The Avant-Garde in the Twenty-First Century: The Return of the Living Dead?
An Avant-Garde Trilogy: Experimental Theatre in Contemporary China
Introduction: The Avant-Garde in China: Contexts, Concepts, Chronologies
Behind the Red Curtain: Experimental Theatre in China after Mao
Performing Dissent and Marginality: The 1990s
Avant-Garde Arri�re-Garde, or Pop Avant-Garde?: Experimental Theatre into the New Millennium
Aesthetics of Delight: The Theatre of Meng Jinghui
An Absurd Journey to the West: European Theatre in Post-Tiananmen China
Uneasy Homecomings: Parody, Deconstruction and the Subversive Rewriting of Tradition
Intercultural Hybrids, Pop Strategies and 'Meng-Style Delight': Toward a New Concept of the Avant-Garde
Epilogue
From Pop- to Trans-Chinese Avant-Garde(s)?
Bibliography
Appendix
Index