Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: CCS307
Module Title: Chinese Theatre and Performance
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: China Studies
Pre-requisites: N/A
Theatre and performance in China have distinct origins and evolution. This module provides an introduction to the history and practice of theatre and performance in all its diversity across the Chinese-speaking world.
Learning outcomes 
A Have a clear understanding of the evolution of Chinese theatre from its origins to the present day

B Gain knowledge and understanding about the dynamics of Chinese performance in the Twentieth Century

C Appreciate the differences between the various categories of indigenous and Western-inspired performance genres in Chinese

D Gain ability to undertake analysis of audiovisual recordings and dramatic texts

E Acquire understanding of the interaction between performance and social, political, and literary currents

F Gain familiarity with the diversity of Chinese-language performance, including regional theatre, Overseas performance, and Taiwanese and Hong Kong theatre

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics. Teaching and learning is through the medium of English, and no knowledge of Chinese is required.
Early Chinese Theatre and Performance History

Yuan zaju

Ming and Qing chuanqi: The Peony Pavilion, The Peach Blossom Fan

Kunqu and Jingju

Northern xiqu: esp. Hebei, Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi

Southern xiqu: esp. Jiangsu, Fujian, Zhejiang, Guangdong

Quyi: Suzhou pingtan, nanyin, drumming, chantefable

Puppetry: Shadow, rod, marionette

Commercial Republican xiqu

Modern spoken theatre: Cao Yu, Lao She

Xiqu in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Model Operas

Adaptations, Translations and Touring Abroad

Minority Performance

Chinese Performance and Intangible Heritage

Spoken Theatre after 1978

Experimental Theatre and Performance

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 In-Class Performance 10.00
2 In-Class Presentation 15.00
3 Essay Preparation 25.00
4 Final Essay 50.00

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