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  Volume 29, Number 1, Spring 2012

Table of Contents

From the Editor

pp. v-vii

Gender and Women in Asian Theatre

Female Roles and Engagement of Women in the Classical Sanskrit Theatre Kūṭiyāṭṭam: A Contemporary Theatre Tradition

pp. 1-30

How Not to Act like a Woman: Gender Ideology and Humor in West Java, Indonesia

pp. 31-53

Gender, Power, and Puppets: Two Early Women Dalangs in Bali

pp. 54-77


An Interview with Poile Sengupta

pp. 78-88

Literature Review

Gender, Tradition, and Culture in Translation: Reading the Onnagata in English

pp. 89-111

Is the Onnagata Necessary?

pp. 112-121

Reflections on the Onnagata

pp. 122-125


A Vaishnava Theatrical Performance in Nepal: The Kāttī-pyākhã of Lalitpur City

pp. 126-163

Singing in the Workplace: Salarymen and Amateur Performance

pp. 164-182

Chinese Chuanqi Opera in English: Directing The West Wing with Modern Music

pp. 183-205

Emerging Scholars Papers

Han-Tang Zhongguo Gudianwu and the Problem of Chineseness in Contemporary Chinese Dance: Sixty Years of Creation and Controversy

pp. 206-232

Negotiating Class, Taste, and Culture via the Arts Scene in Singapore: Postcolonial or Cosmopolitan Global?

pp. 233-254

Personal Sorrow: Cải Lương and the Politics of North and South Vietnam

pp. 255-275

Everyday Flamboyancy in Chennai's Sabha Theatre

pp. 276-290

Performance Reviews

Chushyeoyo, and: Good Pan (review)

pp. 291-301

Kutiyattam Festival (Kutiyattam Mahotsavam) (review)

pp. 302-304

Book Reviews

The Narrative Arts of Tianjin: Between Music and Language (review)

pp. 305-307

The Soul of Beijing Opera: Theatrical Creativity and Continuity in the Changing World (review)

pp. 308-310

Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials and Literati Communities in Sixteenth-Century North China (review)

pp. 310-313

Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java (review)

pp. 313-316

Rua Bineda in Bali: Counterfeit Justice in the Trial of Nyoman Gunarsa (review)

pp. 316-319

Inside the Puppet Box: Performance Collection of Wayang Kulit at The Museum of International Folk Art (review)

pp. 319-320

Butoh: Metamorphic Dance and Global Alchemy (review)

pp. 321-323

An Anthology of Nagauta (review)

p. 324

A Beggar's Art: Scripting Modernity in Japanese Drama, 1900-1930 (review)

pp. 325-327

The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs (review)

pp. 327-330

The Day the Dancers Stayed: Performing in the Filipino/American Diaspora (review)

pp. 330-331

Choreographing Asian America (review)

pp. 332-334

Eurasian Theatre: Dance and Performance Between East and West from Classical Antiquity to the Present (review)

pp. 335-337

The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature (review)

pp. 337-338

Color Insert

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