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Chinatown Opera Theater in North America

Nancy Yunhwa Rao


In this expansive project, Nancy Yunhwa Rao examines the world of Chinatown theaters, focusing on iconic theaters in San Francisco and New York but also tracing the transnational networks and migration routes connecting theaters and performers in China, Canada, and even Cuba. Drawing on a wealth of physical, documentary, and anecdotal evidence, Rao brings together the threads of an enormously complex story: on one hand, the elements outside the theaters, including U.S. government policies regulating Chinese immigration, dissemination through recordings and print materials of the music performe ... More

Keywords: Chinatown, Chinese opera, Chinese American, American Music, US Immigration, transnational migration, cultural migration, orientalism, Chinese exclusion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780252040566
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252040566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Yunhwa Rao, author
Rutgers University