Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond by Shih-Ming Li ChangChinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond by Shih-Ming Li Chang

Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond

byShih-Ming Li Chang, Lynn E. FrederiksenOtherEmily Wilcox

Paperback | June 7, 2016

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A comprehensive multimedia resource for the study of Chinese culture through dance
Shih-Ming Li Chang is an associate professor of theatre and dance at Wittenberg University, where she teaches dance ethnology, dance history, and dance composition in addition to Chinese opera dance, Western technique classes, and tai chi. Lynn E. Frederiksen taught dance for fifteen years at Tufts University and is now an adjunct prof...
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Title:Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Wesleyan University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081957631X

ISBN - 13:9780819576316

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Table of Contents

Foreword: A Manifesto for Demarginalization, by Emily E. Wilcox
Authors’ Notes
Introduction
HISTORY: DANCING THROUGH THE VAST LAND AND BEYOND
Major Chinese Dynasties
Ancient Dance and Early Chinese Writing
Shamanism and Ritual Dance
Confucianism
Dance and Empire
Tang Dynasty Dance
Poetry
Beginnings of Chinese Opera
Foot Binding
Repression of Folk Dance
Theater in the Qing Dynasty
Dance in the Opera
Seventeenth-century Han Migration to Taiwan
Setting the Stage: The Late Qing Dynasty to the Twenty-First Century
Dance During Political Upheaval: Japanese Invasion, Civil War, and Communism
Chinese Opera Dance
Dance Schools
Folk Dance
Cultural Revolution and Beyond
Dance Competitions
Popular Culture
Ceremonial and Religious Dances
Modern Dance
DANCE IS THE PRISM: A COLLABORATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH CHINESE DANCE
Performer-Audience Relationships
Primacy of Form
“What’s in a Name?”
West within the East: Classicism and Zhongguogudianwu
Parsing the Beijing Olympic Ceremonies
Government Support and the Emergence of Modern Dance
Images of Identity
SEVEN INTERVIEWS: CHINESE DANCE ARTISTS IN NORTH AMERICA
Lily Cai
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Lily Cai
Nai-Ni Chen
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Nai-Ni Chen
Lorita Leung
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Lorita Leung
Yunyu Wang
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Yunyu Wang
Yin Mei
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Yin Mei
Jin-Wen Yu
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Jin-Wen Yu
Yu Wei
Artist’s Statement
Interview with Yu Wei
WHY CHINESE DANCE?
Who Are Chinese People?
Who Dances in Chinese Culture?
What Is Behind the Curtain, in the Past and Now?
What Is Chinese Dance?
Where and When Do People Dance?
How Are Chinese Dances Made?
Why Have We Written a Book on Chinese Dance?
NEXT STEPS: THE DATABASE AND THE ART OF EDUCATION
Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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A comprehensive multimedia resource for the study of Chinese culture through dance“Lucid and well researched, Chinese Dance is a rich resource for students, educators, and dancers. The book brings valuable information on the wide spectrum of Chinese dance and its cultural heritage, and illuminates the process of cross-cultural understanding.” - Ann R. David, reader in dance studies, coeditor of Dance Ethnography and Global Perspectives