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Chinese Dance
In the Vast Land and Beyond
Shih-Ming Li Chang, Lynn E. Frederiksen; Emily Wilcox, fwd.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• Foreword: A Manifesto for Demarginalization, by Emily E. Wilcox
• Authors’ Notes
• Introduction
• HISTORY: DANCING THROUGH THE VAST LAND AND BEYOND
• Major Chinese Dynasties
• Ancient Dance and Early Chinese Writing
• Shamanism and Ritual Dance
• Confucianism
• Dance and Empire
• Tang Dynasty Dance
• Poetry
• Beginnings of Chinese Opera
• Foot Binding
• Repression of Folk Dance
• Theater in the Qing Dynasty
• Dance in the Opera
• Seventeenth-century Han Migration to Taiwan
• Setting the Stage: The Late Qing Dynasty to the Twenty-First Century
• Dance During Political Upheaval: Japanese Invasion, Civil War, and Communism
• Chinese Opera Dance
• Dance Schools
• Folk Dance
• Cultural Revolution and Beyond
• Dance Competitions
• Popular Culture
• Ceremonial and Religious Dances
• Modern Dance
• DANCE IS THE PRISM: A COLLABORATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH CHINESE DANCE
• Performer-Audience Relationships
• Primacy of Form
• “What’s in a Name?”
• West within the East: Classicism and
Zhongguogudianwu
• Parsing the Beijing Olympic Ceremonies
• Government Support and the Emergence of Modern Dance
• Images of Identity
• SEVEN INTERVIEWS: CHINESE DANCE ARTISTS IN NORTH AMERICA
• Lily Cai 蔡福丽
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Lily Cai
• Nai-Ni Chen 陳乃霓
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Nai-Ni Chen
• Lorita Leung 梁漱華
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Lorita Leung
• Yunyu Wang 王雲幼
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Yunyu Wang
• Yin Mei 殷梅
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Yin Mei
• Jin-Wen Yu 余金文
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Jin-Wen Yu
• Yu Wei 瑜玮
• Artist’s Statement
• Interview with Yu Wei
• WHY CHINESE DANCE?
• Who Are Chinese People?
• Who Dances in Chinese Culture?
• What Is Behind the Curtain, in the Past and Now?
• What Is
Chinese Dance?
• Where and When Do People Dance?
• How Are Chinese Dances Made?
• Why Have We Written a Book on Chinese Dance?
• NEXT STEPS: THE DATABASE AND THE ART OF EDUCATION
• Acknowledgments
• Notes
• Glossary
• Selected Bibliography
• Index

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