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Transnational Performance, Identity and Mobility in Asia

Editors: Tuan, Iris H., Chang, Ivy I-Chu (Eds.)

  • Presents a history of transnational Asian performance
  • Considers intercultural theatre conversations including east-west collaborations
  • Covers theatre as a repository for diverse histories and a forum for intercultural dialogue
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This pivot considers the history, methodology and practice of Asian theatre and investigates the role of Asian theatre and film in contemporary transnational Asian identities. It critically reviews the topics of transnationalism and intercultural political difference, arguing that the concept of Transnational Asian theatre or 'TransAsia' can promote cultural diversity and social transformation. The book notably offers an understanding of theatre as a cultural laboratory, a repository for diverse histories and a forum for intercultural dialogue, allowing for a better understanding of sociocultural patterns surrounding transnational Asian identity and mobility.

About the authors

Iris H. Tuan is Professor at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She received her Ph.D. in Theater from UCLA and has been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Tuan has been published by the Asian Theatre Journal and has authored several books, including Intercultural Theatre: Adaptation and Representation.

Ivy I-chu Chang is Professor and former provost of National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She was a Fulbright scholar and Visiting Scholar at New York University; a recipient of MOST Grant (1997-2019), and the Asian Cultural Council Award. Her work has appeared in journals such as The Drama Review, and her major monographs include Remapping Memories and Public Space: Taiwan’s Theater of Action in the Opposition Movement and Social Movements from 1986 to 1997.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Encountering the Alienated Self: Hip-Hop Jingju Chasing Chinese Wind in Contemporary Legend Theatre’s 108 Heroes

    Chang, Ivy I-Chu

    Pages 1-17

  • Translocal Mobility: Hakka Opera Betrayal Inspired by Shakespeare’s Lost Play Cardenio

    Tuan, Iris H.

    Pages 19-38

  • Is Universality Possible in Content and Pedagogy? Les Misérables as an Etude Series for the School Drama Curriculum

    Sun, William Huizhu

    Pages 39-52

  • Crossing the Sea: The Ishinha Theater Company’s Geographical Trail

    Nagata, Yasushi

    Pages 53-67

  • Lila or Mela? Richard Schechner’s “Play” of the Ramlila of Ramnagar

    Su, Tsu-Chung

    Pages 69-90

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eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7107-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7106-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transnational Performance, Identity and Mobility in Asia
Editors
  • Iris H. Tuan
  • Ivy I-Chu Chang
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7107-2
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7107-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7106-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 164
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations
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