Xiangsheng and the Emergence of Guo Degang in Contemporary China

Shenshen Cai, Emily Dunn

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Explores the Chinese folk art perfornance genre of Xiangsheng (cross talk)
Considers how Chinese actor and comedian Guo Degang how revived interest in the Xiangsheng genre as a means of social criticism and entertainment
Examines how Guo has successfully commercialised Xiangsheng in a market economy
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGateway East Singapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages146
ISBN (Electronic)9789811581168
ISBN (Print)9789811581151
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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