Yang-Pan Hsi: New Theater In China
Hua-yuan Li Mowry
University of California Berkeley, 1973
Copyright © 1973 Regents of the University of California
About the Book
Published in 1973, this pamphlet is No. 15 of the Studies in Chinese Communist Terminology series of the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley. A pioneer study of the seven dramatic works produced in China between the years of 1964 and 1966, this pamphlet focuses on the Chinese communist literary and art theory at that time, when theatrical productions and personnel were treated more or less the same as industrial or agricultural outputs and factory or farm workers, in terms of managerial control. It traces the origin and development of the term “yang-pan” 样板 (“yangban” in pinyin, meaning “template”) from agricultural to dramatic productions, and describes the political and ideological background against which the seven “model” dramas (five Beijing operas and two ballet dance-dramas) came into being. Based on the limited Chinese source materials available to the West in the early 1970s, it also provides scene-to-scene synopses of each of the seven dramas.
About the Author
Hua-yuan Li Mowry is Associate Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures at Dartmouth College.
About the Electronic Publication
This electronic publication of Three Monks was made possible with the permission of the author.
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Bibliographic InformationPublished by University of California Berkeley, 1973. 117 pages.
Print edition: PN2874 .M78 1973