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The Resource Mao's cultural army : drama troupes in China's rural revolution, Brian James DeMare, Tulane University, (electronic resource)

Mao's cultural army : drama troupes in China's rural revolution, Brian James DeMare, Tulane University, (electronic resource)

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Mao's cultural army : drama troupes in China's rural revolution
Title
Mao's cultural army
Title remainder
drama troupes in China's rural revolution
Statement of responsibility
Brian James DeMare, Tulane University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Charting their training, travels, and performances, this innovative study explores the role of the artists that roamed the Chinese countryside in support of Mao's communist revolution. DeMare traces the development of Mao's 'cultural army' from its genesis in Red Army propaganda teams to its full development as a largely civilian force composed of amateur and professional drama troupes in the early years of the PRC. Drawing from memoirs, artistic handbooks, and rare archival sources, Mao's Cultural Army uncovers the arduous and complex process of creating revolutionary dramas that would appeal to China's all-important rural audiences. The Communists strived for a disciplined cultural army to promote party policies, but audiences often shunned modern and didactic shows, and instead clamoured for traditional works. DeMare illustrates how drama troupes, caught between the party and their audiences, did their best to resist the ever growing reach of the PRC state.--
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DeMare, Brian James
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in the history of the People's Republic of China
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Theater
  • Amateur theater
  • Theater
  • Theater and society
Label
Mao's cultural army : drama troupes in China's rural revolution, Brian James DeMare, Tulane University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139923798
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: performing Mao's revolution -- The revolution will be dramatized: Red drama troupes -- Acting against Japan: drama troupes in North -- Playing soldiers and peasants: civil war and agrarian reform -- Staging rural revolution: land reform operas -- State agents and local actors: cultural work in the early PRC -- Peasants on stage: amateur actors in socialist China -- Tradition in conflict: professional drama troupes and the PRC state -- Conclusion
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CR9781139923798
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107076327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905649950
Label
Mao's cultural army : drama troupes in China's rural revolution, Brian James DeMare, Tulane University, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139923798
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introduction: performing Mao's revolution -- The revolution will be dramatized: Red drama troupes -- Acting against Japan: drama troupes in North -- Playing soldiers and peasants: civil war and agrarian reform -- Staging rural revolution: land reform operas -- State agents and local actors: cultural work in the early PRC -- Peasants on stage: amateur actors in socialist China -- Tradition in conflict: professional drama troupes and the PRC state -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139923798
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781107076327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905649950

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