The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0359 Monday, 6 July 2009
Date: Thursday, July 02, 2009 2:00 PM
Subject: Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange
My recently published book that may be of interest to SHAKSPER members.
Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange
Alexander C. Y. Huang
New York: Columbia University Press, 2009
Paperback: USD $ 23.85 / EUR 19,99 / 14.73 Pounds
Columbia University Press now offers a 20% discount for the book and
ships it worldwide (coupon code HUA08 -- enter it as you are checking
out; http://cup.columbia.edu/). Depending on where you live, this may or
may not be the best option (Amazon UK and Amazon Germany offer free
Interactive video archive: http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/
From the back cover:
For close to two hundred years, the ideas of Shakespeare and Chinese
worldviews have inspired incredible work in the literature, fiction,
theater, and cinema of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. From the novels of
Lao She and Lin Shu to Lu Xun's search for a Chinese "Shakespeare," and
from Feng Xiaogang's martial arts film to labor camp memoirs,
Soviet-Chinese theater, Chinese opera in Europe, and silent film, there
is a rich trove of transnational imagery and paradoxical citations in
popular and political culture. The competing visions of "Shakespeare"
and "China" in the global marketplace reveal that the transformative
power of cultural exchange lies in artistic innovation rather than
ideological investments in the conventions of authenticity.
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