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Article: Speaking of flowers: Theatre, public culture, and homoerotic writing in nineteenth-century Beijing

TitleSpeaking of flowers: Theatre, public culture, and homoerotic writing in nineteenth-century Beijing
Authors
Issue Date2010
PublisherUniversity of Hawaii Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals/atj/index.html
Citation
Asian Theatre Journal, 2010, v. 27 n. 1, p. 100-129 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines the nineteenth-century flourishing of a homoerotic theatre literature paralleling the development of jingju (Beijing opera), theorizing its impact on public culture in the Chinese capital. Popular among literati gentlemen, "flower guides" (huapu) extolling the beauty of boy actors (xiao ling) have left a valuable record of the busy social life that centered upon Beijing's theatres and nearby restaurants and nightclubs. With reference to the writings of Roland Barthes the authors argue that flower guide circulation contributed to the formation of new types of public space and new ways of "performing the self" associated with theatre in early modern China, a space they call "epitheatre." © 2010 by University of Hawai'i Press. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144857
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.100
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dc.contributor.authorCuncun, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorStevenson, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-17T02:06:10Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-17T02:06:10Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAsian Theatre Journal, 2010, v. 27 n. 1, p. 100-129en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0742-5457en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/144857-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the nineteenth-century flourishing of a homoerotic theatre literature paralleling the development of jingju (Beijing opera), theorizing its impact on public culture in the Chinese capital. Popular among literati gentlemen, "flower guides" (huapu) extolling the beauty of boy actors (xiao ling) have left a valuable record of the busy social life that centered upon Beijing's theatres and nearby restaurants and nightclubs. With reference to the writings of Roland Barthes the authors argue that flower guide circulation contributed to the formation of new types of public space and new ways of "performing the self" associated with theatre in early modern China, a space they call "epitheatre." © 2010 by University of Hawai'i Press. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawaii Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.uhpress.hawaii.edu/journals/atj/index.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAsian Theatre Journalen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleSpeaking of flowers: Theatre, public culture, and homoerotic writing in nineteenth-century Beijingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCuncun, W: wucuncun@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1353/atj.2010.0007en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume27en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage100en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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