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Description - Chinese Traditional Theatre and Male Dan: Social Power, Cultural Change and Gender Relations by Guo Chao

  • An accessible account of the cultural history of Chinese gender relations and sexuality, from the Ming dynasty to the Chinese Communist Party
  • A unique insight of the life experiences of female impersonators in traditional Chinese theatre
  • An engaging analysis of the transformation of Chinese society through the lens of theatre and performing arts
  • An urgent assessment of the ambiguous role of male players of female roles in contemporary China

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