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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|Size: ||11.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Columbia University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||9780231541619 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|