Lifestyle and Entertainment in Yangzhou
edited by Lucie Olivová & Vibeke Børdahl
400 pp., richly illustrated (some in colour)
NIAS Studies in Asian Topics # 44
Available from NIAS Press worldwide
Yangzhou, once the central place of literati and urban culture, is still one of the most important centres of traditional culture in China today. Over the years particular regional forms of art and entertainment have arisen here, some surviving into the present time.
This beautifully illustrated volume celebrates Yangzhou’s rich cultural tradition through a well-balanced spectrum of topics spanning the period from the late 17th century to modern times. These are grouped into four thematic parts: Yangzhou’s cultural heritage during historic downfalls and revivals; regional literature and book production; local theatre and storytelling; and various artists of the 18th-century Yangzhou School of Painting. Within each thematic part, descriptions and evaluations of cultural phenomena are supplemented with reflections on lifestyle and customs, weaving a virtual dialogue that binds the topical diversity of the collection tightly together.
Lucie B. Olivova and Vibeke Bordahl
PART 1: CITY OF SIGHTS
1. Building History and the Preservation fo Yangzhou
Lucie B. Olivova
2. Gathering in a Ruined City: Metaphor, Practice amd Recovery in Post-Taiping Yangzhou
3. The Fashionalble City? Glimpses of Clothing Culture in Qing Yangzhou
4. The Culture of Yangzhou Residential Gardens
5. A Traveler's Tale of Two Cities: Yangzhou, Shanghai
PART 2: BOOKS AND LITERATURE
6. Yangzhou Printing and Book Culture in the Qing Period
J. S. Edgren
7. Pleasures of a Man of Letters: Wang Shizhen in Yangzhou, 1660-1665
8. Early Qing Yangzhou in Shi Chengjin's Vernacular Vignettes
9. Local Fiction of the Yangzhou Region: Qingfengzha
Margaret B. Wan
PART 3: PERFORMANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT
10. Yangzhou Local Theatre in the Second Half of the Qing
11. Kunqu in Yangzhou Then and Now
Lindy Li Mark
12. Written Scripts in the Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling
13. The Traditional Style of Storyhouses in Yangzhou
14. Life in the Green Lofts of the Lower Yangzi River
PART 4: THE YANGZHOU SCHOOL OF PAINTING
15. The Study of Forgeries of Paintings by the Yangzhou Eccentrics
16. Traveling to the Frontier: Hua Yan's Camel in Snow
Ginger Cheng-chi Hsu
17. The Landscape Albums of Huang Shen
18. Illustrious Icons and Flower Garlands: Defining Buddhist Imagery in Eighteenth-Century Yangzhou Painting
Kristen E. Loring
Lucie B. Olivová teaches at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic, her research is focused on Qing culture. Her publications include A Confucian Story of the Prodigal Son, Tobacco in Chinese Society, 1600 – 1900, Traditional Chinese Architecture, The Gems of Chinese Literature.
Ph.D., Dr.Phil. Vibeke Børdahl
Her book-length studies and edited volumes include Along the Broad Road of Realism. Qin Zhaoyang's World of Fiction, The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling, The Eternal Storyteller, Oral Literature in Modern China, Chinese Storytellers- Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition, Four Masters of Chinese Storytelling- Full Length Repertoires of Yangzhou Storytelling on Video, The Interplay of the Oral and Written in Chinese Popular Literature.
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