Performing Hybridity in Colonial-Modern China

  • Authors
  • Siyuan Liu

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Theatre and Performance History book series (PSTPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Siyuan Liu
    Pages 59-96
  3. Siyuan Liu
    Pages 175-182
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-245

About this book


In Shanghai in the early twentieth century, a hybrid theatrical form, wenmingxi, emerged that was based on Western spoken theatre, classical Chinese theatre, and a Japanese hybrid form known as shinpa. This book places it in the context of its hybridized literary and performance elements, giving it a definitive place in modern Chinese theatre.


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