• Kunqu:A Classical Opera of TwentyFirstCentury China
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  • 作者: Joseph S. C. Lam著
  • 出版社:Hong Kong University Press
  • 出版年:2022
  • ISBN:9789888754328
  • EISBN:9789888754397 PDF
  • 格式:PDF,JPG
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In Kunqu: A Classical Opera of Twenty-First-Century China, Joseph S. C. Lam offers a holistic and interdisciplinary view on kunqu, a 600-year-old genre of Chinese opera that is being fashionably performed inside and outside of China. He explains how and why the genre charms and signifies Chinese culture, history, and personhood. As the first comprehensive and scholarly book on kunqu written in English, the book not only discusses the genre in cultural and historical terms but also analyzes its shows as performative, cultural, social, and political communications. It approaches the genre from several perspectives, ranging from those of performers and producers to those of casual audience, dedicated connoisseurs, and scholarly critics. Lam also employs a judicious blend of Chinese and international theories and methods. Through this comprehensive study of kunqu, Lam has established the significance of the genre not only in the sphere of Chinese music, but also among the cultural heritage and performing arts at a global level.


Joseph S. C. Lam is professor of musicology at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan.

  • List of Illustrations(第x頁)
  • Preface(第xii頁)
  • Acknowledgments(第xv頁)
  • 1. Kunqu : A Performance and Discourse(第1頁)
    • An Overview(第1頁)
    • An Ethnographic Report on a 2018 Kunqu Event(第4頁)
    • Kunqu Appeals and Debates(第8頁)
    • A Holistic Hypothesis on Twenty-First-Century Kunqu(第9頁)
    • Chapters(第11頁)
  • 2. Kunqu Institutions, Practitioners, Terminology, and Theories(第13頁)
    • Introduction(第13頁)
    • Troupes and Practitioners(第14頁)
    • Insiders’ Keywords and Tropes(第17頁)
    • Categories and Labels(第22頁)
    • International Theories for Studying Kunqu(第25頁)
  • 3. Kunqu : A Heavenly Opera(第30頁)
    • Introduction(第30頁)
    • Kunqu Virtuosities(第31頁)
    • Systematized Performance Practices and Materials(第36頁)
    • The Palace of Everlasting Life : A Heavenly Entertainment(第47頁)
    • Epilogue(第55頁)
  • 4. Kunqu : An Earthly Opera(第57頁)
    • Introduction(第57頁)
    • Kunqu and Earthly Practices(第58頁)
    • Kunqu as a Cultural and Historical Root of Chinese Humanity(第59頁)
    • A Pragmatic Narrative of Kunqu History(第61頁)
    • The Peony Pavilion : A Malleable Opera(第72頁)
    • Epilogue : Other Peonies(第78頁)
  • 5. Kunqu Lives, Dreams, Documents, and Character Models(第81頁)
    • Introduction(第81頁)
    • Kunqu Documents : Historical Scripts, Notated Scores, and Theoretical Treatises(第82頁)
    • Staged Ancestors(第89頁)
    • Dramatic Forefathers(第91頁)
    • Legitimizing Teachers(第92頁)
    • Visionary Patrons(第98頁)
    • Iconic Characters(第103頁)
    • Epilogue(第108頁)
  • 6. Kunqu Operations : Resources, Stakeholders, Yuescapes, and Products(第110頁)
    • Introduction(第110頁)
    • Suzhou as a Kunqu Yuescape(第111頁)
    • Taipei as a Kunqu Yuescape(第114頁)
    • Mainland China as a Kunqu Yuescape(第116頁)
    • A Strategic Kunqu Operation in Nanjing(第120頁)
    • The 1699 Peach Blossom Fan : A Sensational Product(第124頁)
    • Epilogue : Localized Operations and Individualistic Shows(第126頁)
  • 7. Contemporary Kunqu : Creative Performers and Evolving Shows(第128頁)
    • Introduction(第128頁)
    • Kunqu Creativity and Re-creativity(第128頁)
    • The “ Zither Seduction ” : A Case Study of Kunqu Creativities(第134頁)
    • Evolving Shows(第144頁)
    • Epilogue : A Diversity of Creativities, Expressions, and Selves(第148頁)
  • 8. Kunqu as Yue Performance and Discourse : A Case Study of Kunqu Instrumental Music(第150頁)
    • Introduction(第150頁)
    • Kunqu as Yue Performance and Discourse(第151頁)
    • Kunqu Instrumental Music : A Yue Discourse of Contemporary China and Qingchun Selves(第158頁)
    • The C-yue of the Young Lovers(第165頁)
    • More Yue Discourses of the “ Dark Silk Robe ”(第167頁)
    • Epilogue(第169頁)
  • 9. Kunqu as a Twenty-First-Century Chinese ICH and World Opera(第171頁)
    • Introduction(第171頁)
    • Overseas Kunqu Performances(第171頁)
    • Kunqu as a Chinese Feiyi and a World ICH(第178頁)
    • Other Chinese and Non-Chinese ICH(第184頁)
    • Epilogue : Bando Tamasaburo’s Japanese-Chinese Du Liniang(第190頁)
  • 10. Kunqu at a Crossroads(第193頁)
    • Introduction(第193頁)
    • Continuities(第193頁)
    • Changes(第196頁)
    • Explorations(第204頁)
    • Epilogue(第209頁)
  • Appendix 1 : Current Kunqu Scholarship(第211頁)
  • Appendix 2 : Titles of Kunqu Dramas, Zhezixi, and Qupai(第216頁)
  • Appendix 3 : Music Examples(第220頁)
  • Appendix 4 : Links to Online Audiovisual Kunqu Recordings(第240頁)
  • Glossary(第243頁)
  • Works Cited(第251頁)
  • Index(第273頁)
紙本書 NT$ 3150
NT$ 2205

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