Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture (Encyclopedias by Edward L. Davis

By Edward L. Davis

The Encyclopedia of latest chinese language tradition is the 1st reference publication to digest this substantial cultural output and make it available to the English-speaking global. With approximately 1,200 entries written through a world workforce of experts, this source allows readers to discover quite a number varied and interesting cultural topics from prisons to rock teams, underground Christian church buildings to television speak exhibits and radio hotlines.

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These ideas he incorporated into a prolific body of theoretical writing. A Jia held numerous leading positions in the arts, including Director of the People’s Government Research Institute to Reform Xiqu (Zhongyang renmin zhengfu wenhuabu xiqu gaijinju yishuchu yanjiushi zhuren) and Head Director of the China Jingju Company (Zhongguo jingju yuanzong daoyan). He is known for his deep practical and theoretical understanding of traditional Xiqu and for being one of the most successful innovators of the genre as he discovered ways to portray modern life on the Xiqu stage.

It was also supported by prominent intellectual figures such as Feng Youlan and Liang Shuming. The purpose of the Academy is the promotion, beyond the academic world, of the study of Chinese traditional culture, the understanding of its historical specificity, and the A-Z 3 fostering of cultural dialogue with the outside world. Activities of the academy include publications, organization of symposia, and teaching programmes. For two years, between 1986 and 1988, more than 12,000 people from extremely different backgrounds (engineers, doctors, military personnel, students) enrolled in its courses, some of which were broadcast nationwide.

Further reading A, Jia (1999). ‘Truth in Life and Truth in Art’. ), Chinese Theories of Theater and Performance from Confucius to the Present. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 146–53. Liu, Y. (1988). Trans. Hu et al. ‘Ah Jia’s Theory of Xiqu Performance’. 2: 111–31. Encyclopedia of contemporary chienese culture 2 MEGAN EVANS AND ELIZABETH WICHMANN-WALCZAK academic e-journals The late 1990s saw the rapid growth of electronic Chinese-language journals that published articles on a diverse range of issues in the social sciences and humanities.

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