Listening to China’s Cultural Revolution

Music, Politics, and Cultural Continuities

  • Editors
  • Paul Clark
  • Laikwan Pang
  • Tsan-Huang Tsai

Part of the Chinese Literature and Culture in the World book series (CLCW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Paul Clark, Laikwan Pang, Tsan-Huang Tsai
      Pages 1-8
  3. Temporality: Continuity and Change in Cultural Revolution Music

  4. Geography: Transplantation and the Making of Regional Yangbanxi

  5. Lineages and Legacies: Cultural Revolution Soundscapes beyond the Mao Era

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 269-280

About this book


Bringing together the most recent research on the Cultural Revolution in China, musicologists, historians, literary scholars, and others discuss the music and its political implications. Combined, these chapters, paint a vibrant picture of the long-lasting impact that the musical revolution had on ordinary citizens, as well as political leaders.


China film opera politics revolution film history literature nationalism opera political science politics revolution sociology Third World

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