564 China Review International: Vol. 7, No. 2, Fall 2000 Haiping Yan, editor. Theater and Society: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama. Asia and the Pacific series. Armonk and London: M. E. Sharpe, 1998. xlvi, 328 pp. Hardcover $62.95, ISBN 0765603071. Paperback $24.95, ISBN 076560308x. The 1980s were a period of great innovation and promise for the Chinese arts in general and for the Chinese theater in particular. The period of reform that Deng Xiaoping introduced at the end of 1978 resulted in a breakdown of the artistic stereotypes promoted by the Cultural Revolution. For the first time in many years playwrights were able to express through their plays the realities they saw around them without having to put on rose-colored propaganda glasses imposed on them by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The 1980s were a highly innovative and creative period for the Chinese theater in which authors took up themes criticizing the ills of contemporary society in ways that had not been possible in the earlier years of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Themes like status, gender, and sexuality, and even the political failure or at least the irrelevance of the CCP became common in Chinese
China Review International – University of Hawai'I Press
Published: Sep 1, 2000
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera