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Record Nr.

UPENN9946177373503681

Titolo

Fine rain [videorecording] : politics and folk songs in China = Mao mao yu / written, produced and directed by Meera Jaffrey

Pubbl/distr/stampa

Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2008]

Descrizione fisica

1 videodisc (ca. 58 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Altri autori (Persone)

Jaffrey, Meera

Altri autori (Enti)

Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Disciplina

782.42162951

Lingua di pubblicazione

Cinese

Inglese

Formato

Videoregistrazione

Livello bibliografico

Monografia

Sommario/riassunto

"Whether they were crafted to spread Mao's message of class struggle or spun from the fabric of everyday life, Chinese folk songs carry with them immense historical and cultural importance. This program examines a wide range of songs and melodies from the country's pre-Communist era to the Cultural Revolution, energized by a rich progression of archival footage, photographs, interviews, and present-day renditions sung in homes and on street corners. The origins, meanings, and political impact of several well-known songs are described, along with an illustration of jianpu, the traditional Chinese system of musical notation, and the distinction between haozi, or workmen's songs, and the urban style known as xiaodiao."--Container.