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Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture (review)

Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture (review) Sam, Chan Moly. 1987. Khmer Court Dance: A Comprehensive Study of Movements, Gestures, and Postures as Applied Techniques. Newington, CT: Khmer Studies Institute. Shapiro-Phim, Toni. 2002. "Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea." In Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide, edited by Alexander Hinton, 179­193. Berkeley: University of California Press. BEIJING OPERA COSTUMES: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATION OF CHARACTER AND CULTURE. By Alexandra B. Bonds. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2008. xxii, 350 pp. Cloth, $50.00. The product of eighteen years of painstaking research undertaken in Taipei, Beijing, Honolulu, and Oregon, this book is the first comprehensive study of the costumes of jingju (Beijing opera), encompassing both techniques and aesthetics. Jingju, China's national theatre, was established during the Qing dynasty (1644­1911) and has experienced significant changes, particularly after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The book focuses on the traditional jingju repertoire that is performed in China today, although contemporary Chinese stages also feature newly written historical and modern plays created after 1949. The book contains eight chapters with more than 250 colorful photographs and black-and-white costume pattern drafts. The first chapter, "The World of Traditional Jingju," provides readers with basic knowledge http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Beijing Opera Costumes: The Visual Communication of Character and Culture (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 26 (1) – Apr 1, 2008

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Sam, Chan Moly. 1987. Khmer Court Dance: A Comprehensive Study of Movements, Gestures, and Postures as Applied Techniques. Newington, CT: Khmer Studies Institute. Shapiro-Phim, Toni. 2002. "Dance, Music, and the Nature of Terror in Democratic Kampuchea." In Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide, edited by Alexander Hinton, 179­193. Berkeley: University of California Press. BEIJING OPERA COSTUMES: THE VISUAL COMMUNICATION OF CHARACTER AND CULTURE. By Alexandra B. Bonds. Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 2008. xxii, 350 pp. Cloth, $50.00. The product of eighteen years of painstaking research undertaken in Taipei, Beijing, Honolulu, and Oregon, this book is the first comprehensive study of the costumes of jingju (Beijing opera), encompassing both techniques and aesthetics. Jingju, China's national theatre, was established during the Qing dynasty (1644­1911) and has experienced significant changes, particularly after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The book focuses on the traditional jingju repertoire that is performed in China today, although contemporary Chinese stages also feature newly written historical and modern plays created after 1949. The book contains eight chapters with more than 250 colorful photographs and black-and-white costume pattern drafts. The first chapter, "The World of Traditional Jingju," provides readers with basic knowledge

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2008

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