Jin Jiang, "Women Playing Men: Yue Opera and Social Change in Twentieth-Century Shanghai"
English | 2009 | ISBN: 0295988436 | PDF | pages: 361 | 2.1 mb
This ground-breaking volume documents women’s influence on popular culture in twentieth-century China by examining Yue opera. A subgenre of Chinese opera, it migrated from the countryside to urban Shanghai and morphed from its traditional all-male form into an all-female one, with women cross-dressing as male characters for a largely female audience.