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By Daphne P. Lei

Bringing the research of chinese language theatre into the 21st-century, Lei discusses ways that conventional artwork can live on and thrive within the age of modernization and globalization. construction on her earlier paintings, this new e-book specializes in quite a few kinds of chinese language "opera" in destinations round the Pacific Rim, together with Hong Kong, Taiwan and California.

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Supported by money and planning from outside of the PRC, Chinese raw material and labor, and foreign consumption, the “made in China” Young Lovers’ Edition has enjoyed extraordinary success since its premiere in 2004. Transnational Chinese were the major force behind the success of the California tour in 2006, which lasted a month and included performances and educational programs on four campuses of the University of California. The transnational capitalist class thus established an alternative China that transcended boundaries of different Chinese nations, eased their nostalgia for a twice-left home, and celebrated a national identity connecting present transnational wealth and prestige with past artistic glory.

Beijing-styled jingju plays have been reimagined and reconstructed on the basis of fading memories and under the constraints imposed by limited resources. The form known as “Beijing” opera on the other side of the Taiwan Straits has undergone an even more drastic transformation because of deep reforms and interruptions. The reunion of the two sides after a separation of half a century was bound to bring surprises; no one could truly claim to have preserved the original. In 1993, the Beijing Jingju Company (Beijing jingju tuan), members of which included Mei Lanfang’s daughter Mei Baoyue and son Mei Baojiu, visited Taiwan and brought with them the most traditional repertoire, designed to feed the nostalgia of jingju fans.

As Taipei became a more and more vibrant center for world arts, the environment for jingju became harsher and harsher. 2 The resurfacing of “home” in jingju After nearly fifty years of separation, original memories of “home” are blurry. Jingju, a residual memory, has grown with the government’s nurturing into something different from the original. Beijing-styled jingju plays have been reimagined and reconstructed on the basis of fading memories and under the constraints imposed by limited resources.

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