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Revolutionary Bodies is the first English-language primary source–based history of concert dance in the People’s Republic of China. Combining over a decade of ethnographic and archival research, Emily Wilcox analyzes major dance works by Chinese choreographers staged over an eighty-year period from 1935 to 2015. Using previously unexamined film footage, photographic documentation, performance programs, and other historical and contemporary sources, Wilcox challenges the commonly accepted view that Soviet-inspired revolutionary ballets are the primary legacy of the socialist era in China’s dance field. The digital edition of this title includes nineteen embedded videos of selected dance works discussed by the author.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. 01_Fm1
  2. pp. a-b
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  1. 02_HalfTitle
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations and Audiovisual Media
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-1
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  1. 09_Map
  2. p. xvi
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  1. Introduction. Locating Chinese Dance: Bodies in Place, History, and Genre
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 1. From Trinidad to Beijing: Dai Ailian and the Beginnings of Chinese Dance
  2. pp. 13-47
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  1. 2. Experiments in Form: Creating Dance in the Early People’s Republic
  2. pp. 48-77
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  1. 3. Performing a Socialist Nation: The Golden Age of Chinese Dance
  2. pp. 78-118
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  1. 4. A Revolt from Within: Contextualizing Revolutionary Ballet
  2. pp. 119-155
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  1. 5. The Return of Chinese Dance: Socialist Continuity Post-Mao
  2. pp. 156-185
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  1. 6. Inheriting the Socialist Legacy: Chinese Dance in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 186-214
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  1. Glossary of Chinese Terms
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  1. Notes and References
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780520971905
Related ISBN
9780520300576
MARC Record
OCLC
1043052885
Pages
322
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-11
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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