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Book: Drama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911

TitleDrama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911
Authors
Issue Date2016
Citation
Wu, C. Drama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911 . : .  How to Cite?
. 戲外之戲:清中晚期京城的戲園文化與梨園私寓制. : .  How to Cite?
AbstractFollowing the entry of Anhui troupes into Beijing in the late eighteenth century, a unique theatrical culture emerged in the capital closely involved in elite male homoeroticism. This theatre culture included far more than dramatic performance; there were the actors, troupes, theatres, and audiences, but as well as these the theatres spawned actor-ranking booklets and venues such as restaurants and 'private apartments' in a proto-modern precinct of public leisure adjacent to the theatre quarter. Among these developments 'private apartments' had a most profound and direct influence on the theatre culture of the time. Based on extensive investigation of vast primary source archives, this book is the first academic work to explore the origins of the 'private apartment system' and its role and function in the operation of Beijing theatre culture at the time, as well as the social-historical significance of literati men's patronage of young male actor-courtesans. The book's argument enables broader reflections on the nineteenth century transformation of Chinese popular culture and its relation to modernity, sexuality and public culture in late-imperial Chinese society.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233486

 

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dc.contributor.authorWu, C-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T05:37:07Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-20T05:37:07Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationWu, C. Drama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911 . : . -
dc.identifier.citation. 戲外之戲:清中晚期京城的戲園文化與梨園私寓制. : . -
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/233486-
dc.description.abstractFollowing the entry of Anhui troupes into Beijing in the late eighteenth century, a unique theatrical culture emerged in the capital closely involved in elite male homoeroticism. This theatre culture included far more than dramatic performance; there were the actors, troupes, theatres, and audiences, but as well as these the theatres spawned actor-ranking booklets and venues such as restaurants and 'private apartments' in a proto-modern precinct of public leisure adjacent to the theatre quarter. Among these developments 'private apartments' had a most profound and direct influence on the theatre culture of the time. Based on extensive investigation of vast primary source archives, this book is the first academic work to explore the origins of the 'private apartment system' and its role and function in the operation of Beijing theatre culture at the time, as well as the social-historical significance of literati men's patronage of young male actor-courtesans. The book's argument enables broader reflections on the nineteenth century transformation of Chinese popular culture and its relation to modernity, sexuality and public culture in late-imperial Chinese society.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.titleDrama Beyond the Drama: The Private Apartment System and Beijing Theatre Culture, 1790-1911 -
dc.typeBook-
dc.identifier.emailWu, C: wucuncun@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWu, C=rp01420-
dc.identifier.hkuros265637-

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