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CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 36 (2017). Number 2

(forthcoming)

 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 36 (2017). Number 1

(forthcoming)

 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 35 (2016). Number 2

ARTICLES

If You Can Recite It You Can Play It: The Transmission and Transcription of Jingju (Peking Opera) Percussion Music
PO-WEI WENG


Press Reviews of Mei Lanfang in the Soviet Union, 1935, by Female Writers: Neher Versus Shaginyan
JANNE RISUM

Heluo dagu chuantong dashu xuan (Selected Traditional Grand Stories from Heluo Drumsinging): An Attempt to Negotiate between the Fixed and Plastic Aspects of Chinese Traditional Narrative Oral Literature
DA LIN

Kunqu baizhong, Dashi shuoxi (One hundred pieces of Kunqu, Master performers talk about their scenes): A Review Essay
KIM HUNTER GORDON

REPORTS

An Annotated Translation of Zhang Jiqing's Lecture on Playing Cui-shi in Chimeng (The Mad Dream): A Sample Lecture from Kunqu baizhong, Dashi shuoxi (ONE HUNDRED PIECES OF Kunqu, Master Performers Talk About Their Scenes)
JOSH STENBERG

A Report on the International Conference in Honor of Professor Tseng Yong-Yih (Zeng Yongyi), Taipei, Taiwan, 2016
WILT L. IDEMA

BOOK REVIEWS

Worldly Stage: Theatricality in Seventeenth-Century China
MEI CHUN

Yangzhou: A Place in Literature, The Local in Chinese Cultural History
TOBIE MEYER-FONG

Zhongguo baojuan shengtaihua baohu yu chuancheng jiaoliu yantao hui lunwen ji 中國寶卷生態化保護與傳承交流研討會論文集 (Collected articles from a conference on the ecological preservation and transmission of baojuan in China)
ROSTISLAV BEREZKIN

 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 35 (2016). Number 1

ARTICLES

Maids, Fishermen, and Storytellers: Rewriting Marginal Characters in Early Qing Drama and Fiction
MARIA FRANCA SIBAU

Liu Qingti’s Canine Rebirth and Her Ritual Career as the Heavenly Dog: Recasting Mulian’s Mother in Baojuan (Precious Scrolls) Recitation
XIAOSU SUN

BOOK REVIEWS

La réforme de l’opéra de Pékin [Peking opera reform]. By Maël Renouard
JOSH STENBERG

Tea in China: A Religious and Cultural History. By James A. Benn.
PETER MICIC               

Urban Politics and Cultural Capital: The Case of Chinese Opera. By Ma Haili.
EMILY E. WILCOX

PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

The 2015 Inaugural Shanghai Experimental Xiqu (Chinese Indigenous Theater) Festival, December 1-6
JOSH STENBERG

Two Beijing Spoken Drama Comedies Featuring Social Critique Seen in the Summer of 2014
JING SHEN

Zhang Huoding’s Performances of Legend of the White Snake and The Jewelry Purse at
David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 2 and 3, 2015
ROSE JANG

IN MEMORIAM

In Memory of Věna Hrdličková, 1925–2016
VIBEKE BØRDAHL
 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 34 (2015). Number 2

ARTICLE

Literati Use of Oral or Oral-Related Genres to Talk about History in the Late Ming and Early Qing: From Yang Shen to Jia Fuxi and Gui Zhuang, and from Education (Jiaohua) to Cursing the World (Mashi)
YINGZHI ZHAO

Music Creating Literature and Literature Creating Music: Luo Yusheng's Beijing Drum Song Versions of the Story of Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi
FRANCESCA R. SBORGI LAWSON


FIELD REPORTS

Entertaining Deities and Humans with Performances of Puju (Puzhou Opera) at a Temple Fair in Yangxie Village, Southwestern Shanxi, May 29–June 2, 2013
ZIYING YOU

CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP REPORTS

A Report on the 2014 UNIMA (Union Internationale De La Marionette) Conference, Nanchong, Sichuan, China
MARY E. HIRSCH

A Report on the 2014 Chime Workshop “Storysinging and Storytelling in China”
RÜDIGER BREUER

A Report on the International Conference on Chinese Baojuan (Precious Scrolls), Yangzhou, China, 2014
ROSTISLAV BEREZKIN

BOOK REVIEWS
Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton
JENNIFER W. JAY

Uncle Ng Comes to America: Chinese Narrative Songs of Immigration and Love
CHUEN-FUNG WONG

PERFORMANCE AND MEDIA REVIEWS

Performance Review: Nanguan Meets Modern Chinese Poetry: Wang Xinxin's Nanguan shiyi (Nanguan/Poetic meaning) Taiwan Tour, May 2015
JOSH STENBERG

Media Review: Cheuk Cheung's My Way (Qiandan lu): A Documentary Film on Male Performers of Female Roles in Cantonese Opera
BELL YUNG

RESEARCH NOTES

Recent Chronologically Organized Reference Books Concerning Chinese Indigenous Theater (XIQU)
DAVID L. ROLSTON

Research note: Recent Color Reproductions of Qing Dynasty Palace Multi-colored Play Scripts
DAVID L. ROLSTON
 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 34 (2015). Number 1

ARTICLES

Dream, Drama, Metadrama: Tang Xianzu in/and Jiang Shiquan’s Linchuan meng (Dreams of Linchuan)
QIANCHENG LI  

Teaching American Students the “Essence” of Chinese Theatre at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (Zhongguo xiqu xueyuan)
ROSE JANG
 

REPORT

A Report on the Sixth International Nanxi (Southern Drama) Conference (2014)
JOSH STENBERG 

The Touring Canteen: Notes from the 2014 European Tour of the Quanzhou Liyuan Theatre
JOSH STENBERG
                                                                                                                                         

BOOK REVIEWS

Battles, Betrayals and Brotherhood: Early Chinese Plays on the Three Kingdoms, by Wilt L. Idema and Stephen H. West
KIMBERLY A. BESIO

Green Peony and the Rise of the Chinese Martial Arts Novel, by Margaret B. Wan
WILT L. IDEMA

Wu Song Fights the Tiger: The Interaction of Oral and Written Traditions in the
Chinese Novel, Drama and Storytelling
, by Vibeke Børdahl
MARGARET B. WAN

Damei Kunqu (The Great Beauty of Kun Opera), by Yang Shousong
JOSH STENBERG


PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

The American Conservatory Theater/La Jolla Playhouse Co-Production of The Orphan of Zhao
CATHRYN FAIRLEE
 

MEMORIALS

Liu Zengfu (1914–2012): One of the Last Connoisseurs of Jingju (Peking Opera)
XU PENG


RESEARCH NOTES

Recent Chronologically Organized Reference Books Concerning Chinese Indigenous Theater (Xiqu)
DAVID L. ROLSTON

Recent Color Reproductions of Qing Dynasty Palace Multi-Colored Play Scripts
DAVID L. ROLSTON                      
 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 33 (2014). Number 2
 

Dedication to Rulan Chao Pian

ARTICLES

JOSEPH S. C. LAM. A Kunqu Masterpiece and its Interpretations: Tanci (The Ballad) from Hong Sheng’s Changsheng Dian (Palace of Lasting Life)

YU SIU WAH. Ng Wing Mui (Mui Yee) and the Revival of the Sineung (Blind Female) Singing Style in Cantonese Naamyam (Southern Tone)


‘‘MRS PIAN’’ AND MUSIC

BELL YUNG. Remembering Mrs Pian, my Mentor and Friend
      Photographs of Rulan Chao Pian
          Photos and captions provided by Bell Yung

‘‘JAW LAOSHY’’ AND TEACHING CHINESE
Edited and Introduced by Perry Link

PERRY LINK. Introduction

JUNE TEUFEL DREYER. Rulan Chao Pian

JAMES R. PUSEY. Jaw Rulan

THOMAS BARTLETT. In Memoriam Rulan Chao Pian, Teacher, Colleague, and Friend

CHARLES W. HAYFORD. Thoughts on Rulan Pian, on Room 106, and How to Speak and Cook in Chinese

PERRY LINK. Jaw Laoshy
 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 33 (2014). Number 1

From the Editor


ARTICLES

XIAOQIAO LING. Home and Imagined Stage in Ding Yaokang’s Huaren you (Ramblings with Magicians): The Communal Reading of a Seventeenth-Century Play 

MEREDITH SCHWEIG. Hoklo Hip-Hop: Resignifying Rap as Local Narrative Tradition in Taiwan


TRANSLATIONS

ZHENZHEN LU. “ Scrounging for a School” (“Naoguan”), A Play by Pu Songling


FIELD REPORTS

MARK BENDER. King of Yalu in Mashan, Guizhou: An “Epic” in Contemporary Contexts


RESEARCH NOTES

DAVID L. ROLSTON. Introducing a Resource on Music and Oral Performing Literature in the Ming Novel Jin Ping Mei cihua Made Available in Celebration of the Completion of David Tod Roy’s Translation

DAVID L. ROLSTON. Recent Chronologically Organized Reference Books Concerning Chinese Indigenous Theater (Xiqu)

DAVID L. ROLSTON. Recent Color Reproductions of Qing Dynasty Palace Multi-Colored Play Scripts            
 


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Volume 32 (2013). Number 2


Articles

ROSTISLAV BEREZKIN. A Rare Early Manuscript of the Mulian Story in the Baojuan (Precious Scroll) Genre Preserved in Russia, and its Place in the History of the Genre

THOMAS KELLY. Putting on a Play in an Underworld Courtroom: The ‘‘Mingpan’’ (Infernal Judgment) Scene in Tang Xianzu’s Mudan ting (Peony Pavilion)

Translations

TIMOTHY THURSTON. ‘‘Careful Village’s Grassland Dispute’’: An A mdo Dialect Tibetan Crosstalk Performance by Sman bla skyabs

Book Reviews

BAN WANG. A Continuous Revolution: Making Sense of Cultural Revolution Culture. By Barbara Mittler


CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

Cover of Journal 32Volume 32 (2013). Number 1


Editorial

From the Editor

Original Article

LINDY LI MARK. From Page to Stage: Exploring Some Mysteries of Kunqu Music and its Melodic Characteristics

Translation

FAN PEN CHEN. “Cloud-Transcending Crossing” (“Lingyun Du”) or “The Great Revenge of Blue Snake” (“Qingshe Da Baochou”), The Second and Final Installment of a Chengdu Shadow Play Script, Thunder Peak Pagoda (Leifeng Ta)

Reports

MARY E. HIRSCH. Report on the Chinese Shadow Theater Symposium, University of Connecticut, October 26-27, 2012.

EMILY E. WILCOX. A Report on the Shanghai Theatre Academy Winter Institute 2013: "Shanghai Encounters"

JUDITH T. ZEITLIN. Report on "Chinese Opera Film: At the Intersection of Theater Cinema, and Politics," An International Conference Held at the University of Chicago Center in Beijing, June 14-16, 2012

Book Reviews

ERIC TODD SHEPHERD. The Narrative Arts of Tiān Jīn: Between Music and Language. By Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

Communications from Readers

MIN TIAN. Mei Lanfang, Brecht, Meyerhold, and Other Issues: A Reply to Janne Risum


CHINOPERL Papers No. 31 (2012)

From the Editor

Articles

Jing Shen, Ranking Plays and Playwrights in Traditional Chinese Drama Criticism                              

Translations

Wilt L. Idema, Fourth Sister Zhang Creates Havoc in the Eastern Capital    

Wenwei Du, Golden Dragon and Mayfly: A Huaiju Play by Luo Huaizhen                                     

Bibliographies and Bibliographic Surveys

Wilt L. Idema, English-Language Studies of Precious Scrolls: A Bibliographical Survey

Emily E. Wilcox, English-Language Publications on Chinese Dance: A Bibliography 

Performance Review

Ho-Chak Law, Making the Ancient Past Serve the Global Present: A Review of Suzhou Kun Opera Theater of Jiangsu Province’s September 2012 Performances in Ann Arbor, Michigan                          

Exhibition Reviews

Noga Ganany, Review of the Exhibition “Theater, Life, and the Afterlife: Tomb Décor of the Jin Dynasty from Shanxi” at the China Institute, New York (February 9 – June 17, 2012)                 

Book Reviews

Rostislav Berezkin, Chūgoku nōson no geinō: Taiko ryūiki shakaishi kōjutsu kirokushū 2 (Performing arts in the Chinese village: A collection of oral records of social history in the Taihu Lake Basin, volume 2), by Satō Yoshifumi et al.                         

Rostislav Berezkin, Taiwan Minnan sangli wenhua yu minjian wenxue (The culture of Taiwanese Hokkien funerals and folk literature), by Yang Shixian                                              

Jennifer W. Jay, Chinese Shadow Theatre: History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors, by Fan Pen Li Chen                      

Janne Risum, Mei Lanfang and the Twentieth-Century International Stage: Chinese Theatre Placed and Displaced, by Min Tian            

Ivo Spira, Donggan minjian gushi chuanshuo ji (Collection of Dungan folktales and legends), by Li Fuqing (Boris Riftin), with transcriptions from the Dungan language by Hai Feng and translations from the Russian by Lian Shusheng                          

Lenore J. Szekely, Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China: Plays by Tang Xianzu, Mei Dingzuo, Wu Bing, Li Yu, and Kong Shangren, by Jing Shen

Media Reviews

Chuen-Fong Wong, Naamyam Songs of Love and Longing: Live Recordings of the Legendary Blind Naamyam Singer Dou Wun at the Fu Long Tea House in 1975, Hong Kong (Su zhongqing: Du Huan gushi dishui nanyin jingxuan), performed by Dou Wun; Blind Dou Wun Remembers His Past: 50 Years of Singing Naamyam in Hong Kong (Piaobo xiangjiang wushi nian dishuo nanyin: quanben Shiming ren Du Huan yi wang), performed by Dou Wun; Rare Recordings of Melodies from a Bygone Age (Jueshi yiyin—banyan, longzhou, Yue’ou), performed by Dou Wun and Lee Ngan-giu; and Jade Palm—Leaf Fan, Sung by Blind Master Dou Wun in Dragon Boat Style (Yukui baoshan zhi Danao Mei zhifu, Birong tanjian), performed by Dou Wun

In Memoriam

Bell Yung, In Memory of Liu Chun-jo (1922–2012)                  

Rostislav Berezkin, Academician Boris L’vovich Riftin (1932–2012): The Extraordinary Life of a Brilliant Scholar                       

Vibeke Børdahl, In Memory of Antoinet Schimmelpenninck (1962–2012) 

Frank Kouvenhoven, A Bibliography of the Work of Antoinet Schimmelpenninck (1962–2012)     

Addenda

Annual CHINOPERL Conference Program, 2012                         
Annual Financial Report, 2012                                             
Contents of the Back Issues of CHINOPERL News/Papers

Back Issue Order Form
CHINOPERL Papers Style Sheet                                          
CHINOPERL and CHINOPERL Papers Contact Information                
Change of Publisher Announcement                                       


CHINOPERL Papers No. 30 (2011) Cover of current issue of CHINOPERL Papers.

From the Editor

Articles

Elena Suet-Ying Chiu: The Origins and Original Language of Manchu Bannermen Tales (Zidi shu)

Hsiao-Mei Hsieh, Where Have All the Different Butterfly Lovers Gone? The Homogenization of Local Theater as a Result of the Theater Reform in China as Seen in Gezai xi/Xiangju

Rostislav Berezkin: An Analysis of “Telling Scriptures” (Jiangjing) During Temple Festivals in Gangkou (Zhangjiagang), With Special Attention to the Status of the Performers

Qiliang He: High Ranking Party Bureaucrats and Oral Performing Literature: The Case of Chen Yun and Pingtan in The People’s Republic of China

Rose Jang: Learning Yuzhou feng (Sword of the Cosmos): A Journey into the Heart of the Art of Mei Lanfang

Colin Mackerras: Tourism and Musical Performing Arts in China in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century: A Personal View

Translations

Mary E. Hirsch: Zi cha (Mistaken Characters): A Short Shadow Play from Beijing

Performance Reviews

Sarah E. Kile: Sensational Kunqu: A Performance Review of the May 2011 Beijing Production of Lian Xiang Ban (Women in Love)

Xu Peng: The Essential Li Yu Resurrected: A Performance Review of the 2011 Beijing Production of Lian Xiang Ban (Women in Love)

Dongshin Chang: “Xiang yong” (Poems on Fragrance): A Translation of a Scene from Li Yu’s Liang xiang ban (The Fragrant Companion)

Conference Reports

Min Yen Ong: A Report on the 2010 Tiger Hill Amateur Kunqu Festival

Janne Risum: Chinese Themes at the International Federation for Theatre Research Conference in Osaka in August 2011

Book Reviews

Carolyn Fitzgerald: Mulan: Five Versions of a Classic Chinese Legend, with Related Texts, edited and translated by Wilt Idema and Shiamin Kwa

Liangyan Ge: The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, edited with an introduction by Victor H. Mair and Mark Bender

Regina Llamas: The Interplay of the Oral and the Written in Chinese Popular Literature, edited with an introduction by Vibeke Børdahl and Margaret B Wan

Short Notices of New Resources

Vibeke Børdahl: Writing Homer: A Study Based on Results from Modern Fieldwork, by Minna Skafte Jensen

David L. Rolston: Jingju lishi wenxian huibian: Qingdai juan (Collected Historical Writings on Jingju: Qing Dynasty Section), edited by Fu Jin

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