Abstract

Often viewed as a period of cultural famine by Western scholars, China's Cultural Revolution was in fact a heyday for those arts that served its new goals. In particular, yangbanxi, a derivative form of traditional Beijing opera, flourished during this era and continues to influence opera in China today.

External Supplements

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    Scene from the movie version of the yangbanxi Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (1972).

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    Sound clip of the aria “Jia Zhu Anyuan” from the movie version of the yangbanxi Azalea Mountain.

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    Sound clip of the aria “Pu Tian Xia” from the movie version of the yangbanxi Azalea Mountain.