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The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama ed. by C. T. Hsia, Wai-Yee Li, and George Kao (review)

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama ed. by C. T. Hsia, Wai-Yee Li, and George Kao (review) Huyssen, Andreas. 1986. After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Post-modernism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Mann, Paul. 1991. The Theory-Death of the Avant-Garde. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. THE COLUMBIA ANTHOLOGY OF YUAN DRAMA. Edited by C. T. Hsia, Wai-Yee Li, and George Kao. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. ix + 409 pp. Cloth, $120.00; paper, $40.00; ebook, $39.99. There are five things that are very striking about The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama (hereafter, Anthology) and set it apart from recent anthologies of Yuan drama, which have been dominated by the work of Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West.1 The first is how long ago the first drafts of some of the translations were done: Those drafts were done more than forty years ago as part of a graduate seminar taught by C. T. Hsia (1921­2013; the volume is dedicated to him), one of the editors, at Columbia University. The second thing, surely connected to the first, is the fact that all but two of the eleven translations of the ten plays in the anthology use as their base text the versions included in Zang Maoxun's (1550­1620) Yuanqu xuan (Anthology of Yuan Plays), the edition http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama ed. by C. T. Hsia, Wai-Yee Li, and George Kao (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 32 (2) – Sep 14, 2015

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Huyssen, Andreas. 1986. After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Post-modernism. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. Mann, Paul. 1991. The Theory-Death of the Avant-Garde. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. THE COLUMBIA ANTHOLOGY OF YUAN DRAMA. Edited by C. T. Hsia, Wai-Yee Li, and George Kao. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. ix + 409 pp. Cloth, $120.00; paper, $40.00; ebook, $39.99. There are five things that are very striking about The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama (hereafter, Anthology) and set it apart from recent anthologies of Yuan drama, which have been dominated by the work of Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West.1 The first is how long ago the first drafts of some of the translations were done: Those drafts were done more than forty years ago as part of a graduate seminar taught by C. T. Hsia (1921­2013; the volume is dedicated to him), one of the editors, at Columbia University. The second thing, surely connected to the first, is the fact that all but two of the eleven translations of the ten plays in the anthology use as their base text the versions included in Zang Maoxun's (1550­1620) Yuanqu xuan (Anthology of Yuan Plays), the edition

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2015

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