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Cross-Dressing in Chinese Opera



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Cross-Dressing in Chinese Opera by Siu Leung Li
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Informed by queer and feminist theories, this book offers a critical and historical reinterpretation of theatrical cross-dressing in Chinese culture embodied in various discourses, texts and artifacts from the eighth century to the present time.

Author Biography

Siu Leung Li is an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. He received his doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was Joukowsky postdoctoral fellow at Brown University. Returning to post-handover Hong Kong in 1998, he first joined the Humanities Division at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Crossing over from comparative literature to cultural studies via the interfacing of postmodern and postcolonial criticism, he has published on Hong Kong popular culture and film, Chinese drama and comparative literary studies.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2003
Country of Publication
Hong Kong
Hong Kong University Press
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