Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao (review)

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao (review) Reviews 187 Gilbert Z. Chen Gilbert Z. Chen is a graduate student in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in late imperial religious history. He is currently researching the localization of Buddhist clergy in Western China based on Qing county archives. NOTES 1. James L. Watson, “Transactions in People: The Chinese Market in Slaves, Servants, and Heirs,” in Asian and African Systems of Slavery, ed. James L. Watson (Oakland: University of California Press, 1980), p. 223; Sold People, 4. 2. Zhao Ma, Runaway Wives, Urban Crimes, and Survival Tactics in Wartime Beijing, 1937–1949 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2015); Matthew H. Sommer, Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015). Nancy Yunhwa Rao. Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. xiv, 415 pp. Hardcover $95.00, ISBN 978-0-252-04056-6. Paperback $29.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08203-0. Grounded in extensive research involving immigration records, interviews, and collections of playbills, this new volume in the University of Illinois Press’s “Music in American Life” series explores the history of Chinese theaters in San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Havana, and elsewhere during the 1920s. More broadly, the author, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Chinatown Opera Theater in North America by Nancy Yunhwa Rao (review)

China Review International, Volume 23 (2) – May 11, 2018

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Reviews 187 Gilbert Z. Chen Gilbert Z. Chen is a graduate student in the History Department at Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in late imperial religious history. He is currently researching the localization of Buddhist clergy in Western China based on Qing county archives. NOTES 1. James L. Watson, “Transactions in People: The Chinese Market in Slaves, Servants, and Heirs,” in Asian and African Systems of Slavery, ed. James L. Watson (Oakland: University of California Press, 1980), p. 223; Sold People, 4. 2. Zhao Ma, Runaway Wives, Urban Crimes, and Survival Tactics in Wartime Beijing, 1937–1949 (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2015); Matthew H. Sommer, Polyandry and Wife-Selling in Qing Dynasty China: Survival Strategies and Judicial Interventions (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015). Nancy Yunhwa Rao. Chinatown Opera Theater in North America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017. xiv, 415 pp. Hardcover $95.00, ISBN 978-0-252-04056-6. Paperback $29.95, ISBN 978-0-252-08203-0. Grounded in extensive research involving immigration records, interviews, and collections of playbills, this new volume in the University of Illinois Press’s “Music in American Life” series explores the history of Chinese theaters in San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, Havana, and elsewhere during the 1920s. More broadly, the author,

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