TOC CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature 37.1

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In this issue:




Gezai xi in Singapore:  Oral Transmission, Improvisation and Dependence on “Fixed Texts”
Caroline Chia          




The Contemporary World in Republican-Era Adaptations of Old Themes in Traditional Genres of Performative Literature: The Newest Version of the Complete Song of the Mutual Accusations of the Cat and the Mouse





Two Decades of Selling Peking Opera White Snakes to Foreigners: From Tourist Peking Opera in Beijing (1996) to Zhang Huoding at Lincoln Center (2015)

DAVID L. ROLSTON                                                                                                          




Western Han: A Yangzhou Storyteller’s Script.  Edited and translated by Vibeke Børdahl and Liangyan Ge, with editorial assistance by Wang Yalong.

ANNE MCLAREN                      


Marionette Plays from Northern China.  By Fan Pen Li Chen.

Bradford Clark


Qupai in Chinese Music: Melodic Models in Form and Practice. Edited by Alan R. Thrasher.

Larry Witzleben


Voices of Taiwanese Women: Three Contemporary Plays. Edited by John Weinstein.

Tarryn Li-Min Chun


Chinese Ethnic Minority Oral Traditions: A Recovered Text of Bai Folk Songs in a Sinoxenic Script. Edited by Fu Jingqi and Zhao Min with Xu Lin and Duan Ling.

Charlotte D'Evelyn


Chinatown Opera Theater in North America.  By Nancy Yunhwa Rao.

Laurence Coderre