Regional literature and the transmission of culture : Chinese drum ballads, 1800-1937 / Margaret B. Wan.

Author
Wan, Margaret B. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Cambridge (Massachusetts) : Harvard University Asia Center, 2020.
  • ©2020
Description
xxii, 434 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"Provides a richly textured picture of cultural transmission in China during the Qing and early Republican eras. Drum ballad texts (guci) evoke one of the most popular performance traditions of their day, opening up surprising new perspectives on vital topics in Chinese literature and history"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Drum ballads as regional literature -- Audiences and reading practices: the eye and the ear -- Imagining region: space in the ballads -- Court case ballads: popular ideals of justice -- Legends, media and the transmission of ideas -- Drum ballads in Shanghai: the shift to national culture.
ISBN
  • 9780674241183 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 0674241185 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
LCCN
2019005478
OCLC
1090280047
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