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The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theater, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573–1619 by Li-Ling Hsiao (review)

The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theater, and Reading in the Wanli Period,... 498 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 government regulators, rather than people as individuals (i.e., the views of Africans, Latin Americans, Indians, and Chinese, who constitute, after all, most of the world's population). The authors of China, the United States, and Global Order offer a detailed and balanced analysis that will have a lasting impact on the discipline. The book should be read by everyone interested in Chinese and U.S. foreign policy, and the instiutionalization of international normative frameworks. Steve Chan Steve Chan is College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado, specializing in international relations in political science. Li-Ling Hsiao. The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theater, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573­1619. China Studies, vol. 12. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2007. 347 pp. 107 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, glossary, and bibliography. Hardcover $161.00, isbn 978-90-04-15643-2. The involvement of the literati class in drama during the late Ming period is a much studied trend of the era. The Chinese male elite, particularly those located in Jiangnan, took a keen interest in every aspect of dramatic production. Literati hired and trained their own drama troupes, composed plays for reading and performance, and were impassioned http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theater, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573–1619 by Li-Ling Hsiao (review)

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498 China Review International: Vol. 18, No. 4, 2011 government regulators, rather than people as individuals (i.e., the views of Africans, Latin Americans, Indians, and Chinese, who constitute, after all, most of the world's population). The authors of China, the United States, and Global Order offer a detailed and balanced analysis that will have a lasting impact on the discipline. The book should be read by everyone interested in Chinese and U.S. foreign policy, and the instiutionalization of international normative frameworks. Steve Chan Steve Chan is College Professor of Distinction at the University of Colorado, specializing in international relations in political science. Li-Ling Hsiao. The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theater, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573­1619. China Studies, vol. 12. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2007. 347 pp. 107 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, glossary, and bibliography. Hardcover $161.00, isbn 978-90-04-15643-2. The involvement of the literati class in drama during the late Ming period is a much studied trend of the era. The Chinese male elite, particularly those located in Jiangnan, took a keen interest in every aspect of dramatic production. Literati hired and trained their own drama troupes, composed plays for reading and performance, and were impassioned

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 30, 2011

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