2015/2016 School of Chinese Staff Seminar
Mid- to Late-Qing Beijing Performance Art and Theatre Culture as Portrayed in
Faying miji and Jubu qunying
Dr. Wu Cuncun 吳存存博士 私寓制與京劇的崛起：從《法嬰秘笈》和《菊部群英》看清代中晚期京城的演藝體制和戲園文化
Date & Time: 5.30-6.30pm, Friday 9th October, 2015
Venue: Room 730, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong 香港薄扶林香港大學百周年校園逸夫教學樓730室
Language: Putonghua 普通話演講
Abstract: The conflation of entertainers and prostitutes in pre-modern Chinese social practice is a widely recognized phenomenon. This paper will bring together evidence from two nineteenth century documents, Faying miji and Jubu qunying, to discuss the development of the “private apartment system” which developed following the arrival of Anhui opera troupes in Beijing, how this led to distinctive developments within the jingju art form, as well as the historical logic expressed in these developments. Particular attention will be given to the institutional production of jingju performances and its impact on the formation of a unique theatre culture, thereby clarifying the function and significance of the “private apartment system” in the rise ofjingju.
Mini-Bio: Dr Wu Cuncun is head of school in the School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong. She has published widely in both Chinese and English on late -imperial Chinese literature as well as gender and sexuality in Chinese history. Her representative books include Ming-Qing shehui xing’ai fengqi (Sex and sensibility in Ming and Qing society, Beijing: People’s literature Press, 2000), Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China(London: RoutledgeCurson, 2004), and editor and translator (with Mark Stevenson) of Homoeroticism in Imperial China: A Sourcebook (London: Routledge, 2013). Her current research projects include “Theatre Culture and Prostitution in Late Qing Beijing” and “Pornography and Modernity in Late Ming China”.
作者小傳：吳存存博士，香港大學中文學院主任，主要研究領域為明清社會的文學、文化史與性愛。其代表性論著包括《明清社會性愛風氣》（人民文學出版社，2000）; Homoerotic Sensibilities in Late Imperial China (London: RoutledgeCurson, 2004), Homoeroticism in Imperial China: A Sourcebook (with Mark Stevenson, London: Routledge, 2012); 她目前的研究項目主要有“梨園私寓制與晚清京城的戲園文化”以及“晚明社會的色情作品與中國本土的早期現代性的萌芽”。