Snapshots of a New China Culture

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: Shanghai Press

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There are plenty of wonderful books about China that focus on tangible cultural artifacts, but this book, Snapshots of a New China-Culture, focuses more on people than things. With articles taken from the Shanghai Daily, this book covers everything from the Lantern Festival to Shaolin kung fu, and from stand-up comedy to traditional doll-making. Yes, some of the articles do talk about architecture, like the old Western-style residences of Shanghai, and some do mention object d'art, like modern sculpture, but people make up the heart and soul of this book. The book shows how culture plays a part of and impacts the daily life of people in China, and shows a little of how Chinese people live, think, and see the world. Book jacket.

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Table of Contents

Prefacep. 007
Chinese Festivals and Cultural Imagesp. 11
Red: The Color of Chinap. 11
Bring on the Lantern Festivalp. 17
A Chinese-Style New Yearp. 22
Tea! A Key to Chinap. 28
Empress Eateryp. 34
Chinese Traditional Artsp. 42
Fading Shadowsp. 42
Identity Preservationp. 47
Stand-up Comedy Makes a Comebackp. 53
Yu Ji, the Beautyp. 59
Role Reversalp. 67
"Dream" Dances to an Endp. 73
Traditionally Innovativep. 77
Hablan Mandarina?p. 87
Dancers for a Goddessp. 91
Presto-Changop. 96
Wushu, for Fitness and Funp. 101
Chinese Traditional Works of Artp. 107
Fragile Notesp. 107
China Dollsp. 113
Playing with Mudp. 120
Woven into the Fabric of Societyp. 125
Chinese Artistsp. 131
A Future so Brightp. 131
Dressed to Impressp. 137
Young Artists Show their Stuffp. 144
Shanghai Imagep. 150
Picturing the Pastp. 150
Shanghai the Seductressp. 155
The Future is Historicalp. 160
Chinese Thoughtp. 166
Zen: the Zenith of Shaolinp. 166
Cultural Crusaderp. 175
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