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Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda

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by Xiaomei Chen
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Staging Chinese Revolution: Theater, Film, and the Afterlives of Propaganda by Xiaomei Chen

Staging Chinese Revolution surveys fifty years of theatrical propaganda performances in China, revealing a dynamic, commercial capacity in works often dismissed as artifacts of censorship. Spanning the 1960s through the 2010s, Xiaomei Chen reads films, plays, operas, and television shows from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective, demonstrating how, in a socialist state with “capitalist characteristics,” propaganda performance turns biographies, memoirs, and war stories into mainstream ideological commodities, legitimizing the state and its right to rule. Analyzing propaganda performance also brings contradictions and inconsistencies to light that throw common understandings about propaganda

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Pages: 400
Size: 11.7 MB
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9780231541619 (DRM-EPUB)

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12/08/2016
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