Kunqu, the Classical Opera of Globalized China
Examines Kunqu, a historical genre of Chinese opera. Explores dynamic and pragmatic discourse of Chinese desires, histories, identities, realities, and values in 21st century with attention to globalized contexts, engaging with expressive China as it theatrically unfolds. Examines Kunqu as the classical opera of globalized China through its representative works of literary lyrics, flowing melodies, and elegant acts and dances. Analyzes the phenomenon with current theories of selves, cultural-social pragmatics, and opera as cultural-social-political performance.