CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature

The focus of CHINOPERL: Journal of Chinese Oral and Performing Literature is on literature connected to oral performance, broadly defined as any form of verse or prose that has elements of oral transmission, and, whether currently or in the past, performed either formally on stage or informally as a means of everyday communication. Such "literature" includes widely-accepted genres such as the novel, short story, drama, and poetry, but may also include proverbs, folksongs, and other traditional forms of linguistic expression.

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Volume 34 (2)

Literati Use of Oral or Oral-Related Genres to Talk about History in the Late Ming and Early Qing: From Yang Shen to Jia Fuxi and Gui Zhuang, and from Education (Jiaohua) to Cursing the World (Mashi)
Yingzhi Zhao, vol. 34 (2): 81-114
Music Creating Literature and Literature Creating Music: Luo Yusheng's Beijing Drum Song Versions of the Story of Yu Boya and Zhong Ziqi
Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson, vol. 34 (2): 115-138
Entertaining Deities and Humans with Performances of Puju (Puzhou Opera) at a Temple Fair in Yangxie Village, Southwestern Shanxi, May 29–June 2, 2013
Ziying You, vol. 34 (2): 139-161
A Report on the 2014 UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) Conference, Nanchong, Sichuan, China
Mary E. Hirsch, vol. 34 (2): 162-165
A Report on the 2014 CHIME Workshop “Storysinging and Storytelling in China”
Rüdiger Breuer, vol. 34 (2): 166-168
A Report on the International Conference on Chinese Baojuan (Precious Scrolls), Yangzhou, China, 2014
Rostislav Berezkin, vol. 34 (2): 169-173
Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton
Jennifer W. Jay, vol. 34 (2): 174-176
Uncle Ng Comes to America: Chinese Narrative Songs of Immigration and Love
Chuen-Fung Wong, vol. 34 (2): 176-178
Performance Review: Nanguan Meets Modern Chinese Poetry: Wang Xinxin's Nanguan shiyi (Nanguan/Poetic meaning) Taiwan Tour, May 2015
Josh Stenberg, vol. 34 (2): 179-181
Media Review: Cheuk Cheung's My Way (Qiandan lu): A Documentary Film on Male Performers of Female Roles in Cantonese Opera
Bell Yung, vol. 34 (2): 182-184
Recent Chronologically Organized Reference Books Concerning Chinese Indigenous Theater (Xiqu)
David L. Rolston, vol. 34 (2): 185-187
Recent Color Reproductions of Qing Dynasty Palace Multi-Colored Play Scripts
David L. Rolston, vol. 34 (2): 188-193

Volume 34 (1)

Dream, Drama, Metadrama: Tang Xianzu and/in Jiang Shiquan's Linchuan meng (Dreams of Linchuan)
Qiancheng Li, vol. 34 (1): 1-21
Teaching AMERICAN Students the “Essence” of Chinese Theatre at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts (Zhongguo xiqu xueyuan)
Rose Jang, vol. 34 (1): 22-40
A Report on the Sixth International Nanxi (Southern Drama) Conference
Josh Stenberg, vol. 34 (1): 41-45
The Touring Canteen: Notes from the 2014 European Tour of the Quanzhou Liyuan Theatre
Josh Stenberg, vol. 34 (1): 46-56
Book Reviews
Kimberly A. Besio, vol. 34 (1): 57-72
Performance Review: The American Conservatory Theater/La Jolla Playhouse Co-Production of The Orphan of Zhao
Cathryn Fairlee, vol. 34 (1): 73-77
Liu Zengfu as One of the Last Connoisseurs of Jingju (Peking Opera)
XU Peng, vol. 34 (1): 78-80

Volume 33 (2)

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