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By Qian Ma,Guan Hanqing,Zheng Guangzu,Xu Wei,Wu Weiye,Tang Ying,Lu Hongfei

ISBN-10: 0761832165

ISBN-13: 9780761832164

ISBN-10: 0761832173

ISBN-13: 9780761832171

girls in conventional chinese language Theatre seeks to introduce Western readers to chinese language classical drama in addition to examine how girls have routinely been portrayed on level through providing unique translations of six performs from the fourteenth to 20th centuries. Framed with a complete creation to the chinese language theatre and its illustration of ladies, each one play is preceded by way of an interpretative precis of the plot, and an research of every play's subject and importance. the decisions during this quantity characteristic girls representing the most well-liked lady archetypes in chinese language literature: the paragon of advantage, the stoic patient, the devoted spouse, the femme deadly, and others. attractive to either students and normal lovers of theatre, literature, and women's reports, this e-book finds how the cultural constructs of chinese language girls are represented in dramatic literature, and the way the theatre, in flip, shapes this illustration into the cultural conception of women.

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