Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text

Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text
Author: V.G. Julie Rajan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351916092
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Myth and Violence in the Contemporary Female Text Book Excerpt:

How various mythologies challenge, enable, and inspire women artists and activists across the globe to communicate personal and historical experiences of violence is the central concern of this collection. Beginning with the observation that twentieth- and twenty-first century female writers and artists often use myth to represent their social and artistic struggles, the distinguished international scholars and writers consider mythic fabulations as spaces for contested meanings and resistant readings. The identified resistance of the mythic material to repression-working, as it were, in opposition to another celebrated drive/role of myth, that of containment-makes the use of myth particularly stimulating for twentieth-century and contemporary female artists; and it is an interest in the aesthetic and political consequences of such resistances that animates this book. Exemplifying the diverse types of engagement with myth and femininity, literary criticism, discussions of film and art, artwork, as well as original creative writing, could all be found within the boundaries of this innovative volume. Femininity, myth, and violence are here explored in contexts such as female mythopoiesis in the early twentieth century; the politics of representation in contemporary writing; revision of old myths; and creation of new myths in multicultural female experiences. Keeping the focus on the actual works of art, the editors and contributors offer scholars and teachers an inclusive way to approach literature and the arts that avoids the limits imposed by genre or national and regional boundaries.

A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century IV

A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century IV
Author: Fu Jin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-09-16
ISBN: 1000435571
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century IV Book Excerpt:

The 20th century was a dynamic period for the theatrical arts in China. The four volumes of A History of Chinese Theatre in the 20th Century display the developmental trajectories of Chinese theatre over those hundred years. This volume examines the development of Chinese theatrical art from the Cultural Revolution to the end of the 20th century. The Cultural Revolution had a devastating influence on the theatrical profession, reducing the creation of performance art to serving the political authorities. Adopting a critical view, the author argues that the Reform and Opening-up of the late 1970s not only ended this period of political interference, but also brought about chaos and doubts to the theatrical circle, since neither tradition nor western concepts were a panacea for the problems faced by Chinese theatre. He posits that people should advocate patterns of drama that are rich and colourful in their expression while encouraging the coexistence and competition of different artistic concepts. Scholars and students in the history of the arts, especially the history of Chinese theatre, will find this book to be an essential guide.

The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama

The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama
Author: Rudolf G. Wagner
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2022-08-19
ISBN: 0520337808
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary Chinese Historical Drama Book Excerpt:

China's "Great Leap Forward" of 1958-1961 was a time of official rejoicing over the achievements of Communism, but it was also a time of immense suffering. Growing dissent among intellectuals stimulated creativity as writers sought to express both their hope for the success of the revolution and their dissatisfaction with the Party leadership and policies. But the uneasy political climate and the state's control over literature prevented writers from directly addressing the compelling problems of the time. Rather, they resorted to a variety of sophisticated and time-honored forms for airing their grievances, including the historical drama. Rudolf Wagner examines three of these plays written and performed between 1958 and 1963 in an effort to decode their hidden political and cultural meanings. He also provides a broad survey of the politics of the historical drama in China, suggesting further avenues of inquiry into the relationship between literature and the state. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.

The History of Chinese Animation

The History of Chinese Animation
Author: Lijun Sun
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2021-02-25
ISBN: 1000416275
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Chinese Animation Book Excerpt:

China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future. This book describes the history, present and future of China’s animation industry. The author divides the business’s 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works; themes; directions; artistic styles; techniques; industrial development; government support policies; business models; the nurturing of education and talent; broadcasting systems and animation. Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.

The History of Chinese Animation II

The History of Chinese Animation II
Author: Lijun Sun
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2020-06-15
ISBN: 1000740536
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Chinese Animation II Book Excerpt:

China has been one of the first countries to develop its own aesthetic for dynamic images and to create animation films with distinctive characteristics. In recent years, however, and subject to the influence of Western and Japanese animation, the Chinese animation industry has experienced several new stages of development, prompting the question as to where animation in China is heading in the future. This book describes the history, present and future of China’s animation industry. The author divides the business’s 95-year history into six periods and analyses each of these from an historical, aesthetic, and artistic perspective. In addition, the book focuses on representative works, themes, directions, artistic styles, techniques, industrial development, government support policies, business models, the nurturing of education and talent, broadcasting systems, and animation. Scholars and students who are interested in the history of Chinese animation will benefit from this book and it will appeal additionally to readers interested in Chinese film studies.

Mao Tse tung and His China

Mao Tse tung and His China
Author: Guoxing Zhang
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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China World Cultural Exchange

China   World Cultural Exchange
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: China
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A History of Literature in the Ming Dynasty

A History of Literature in the Ming Dynasty
Author: Shuofang Xu,Qiuke Sun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9811624909
Category: China--History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Literature in the Ming Dynasty Book Excerpt:

This book explores poems, novels, legends, operas and other genres of writing from the Ming Dynasty. It is composed of two parts: the literary history; and comprehensive reference materials based on the compilation of several chronologies. By studying individual literary works, the book analyzes the basic laws of the development of literature during the Ming Dynasty, and explores the influences of people, time, and place on literature from a sociological perspective. In turn, it conducts a contrastive analysis of Chinese and Western literature, based on similar works from the same literary genre and their creative methods. The book also investigates the relationship between literary theory and literary creation practices, including those used at various poetry schools. In closing, it studies the unique aesthetic traits of related works. Sharing valuable insights and perspectives, the book can serve as a role model for future literary history studies. It offers a unique resource for literary researchers, reference guide for students and educators, and lively read for members of the general public.

The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette
Author: William Jerdan,William Ring Workman,Frederick Arnold,John Morley,Charles Wycliffe Goodwin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1825
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Literary Gazette

The Literary Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1825
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Gazette Book Excerpt:

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1825
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Book Excerpt:

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres Arts Sciences Etc

The London Literary Gazette and Journal of Belles Lettres  Arts  Sciences  Etc
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 856
Release: 1825
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Frank Leslie s New Family Magazine

Frank Leslie s New Family Magazine
Author: Frank Leslie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1859
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Athenaeum

The Athenaeum
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Living Blues

Living Blues
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Blues (Music)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Children s Catalog

Children s Catalog
Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 919
Release: 1951
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children's literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Catalog Book Excerpt:

The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.