Abstract

Since the beginning of its rule, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has consistently claimed that the performing arts "should assist in the process of educating the masses" (Mackerras 1981: 9). The development of yangge dance is particularly linked to the CCP's policies during both the party's establishment and the Cultural Revolution. In this paper, I use personal experience and embodied research to complicate the existing conventional historical narrative that asserts the political exploitation of yangge in modern Chinese history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2109
Print ISSN
0742-5457
Pages
pp. 138-147
Launched on MUSE
2008-03-04
Open Access
No
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