Transnational Chinese Theatres

Intercultural Performance Networks in East Asia

  • Rossella Ferrari

Part of the Transnational Theatre Histories book series (TTH)

About this book


This is the first systematic study of networks of performance collaboration in the contemporary Chinese-speaking world and of their interactions with the artistic communities of the wider East Asian region. It investigates the aesthetics and politics of collaboration to propose a new transnational model for the analysis of Sinophone theatre cultures and to foreground the mobility and relationality of intercultural performance in East Asia. The research draws on extensive fieldwork, interviews with practitioners, and direct observation of performances, rehearsals, and festivals in Asia and Europe. It offers provocative close readings and discourse analysis of an extensive corpus of hitherto untapped sources, including unreleased video materials and unpublished scripts, production notes, and archival documentation.


Aesthetics Collaboration Sinophone East Asia Spoken drama Chinese opera huaju xiqu Taiwan Singapore Hong Kong Stanley Kwan Edward Yang Geopolitics

Authors and affiliations

  • Rossella Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.SOAS, University of LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-37272-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-37273-6
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