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Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0359  Monday, 6 July 2009

From:      Alexander Huang <
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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
ISBN: 978-0-231-14849-8
Cloth edition
ISBN: 978-0-231-14848-1

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 
shipping).

Book website: 
http://cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-14848-1/chinese-shakespeares

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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