Chinese Drama: To be or Not

  title={Chinese Drama: To be or Not},
  author={Geremie R. Barm{\'e}},
  journal={The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs},
  pages={139 - 145}
  • G. Barmé
  • Published 1 July 1983
  • Education
  • The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
Somehow 1997 did not seem all that far off when I got to Hong Kong in March this year. Apart from late night repeats of Dallas in Cantonese on television, the talk of the town was Wu Zuguang's hit play Return on a Snowy Night. The play was just finishing a mildly successful run after what had been an astoundingly warm reception in Beijing. A few days after I arrived, no less than three delegations of Chinese film-makers and administrators reached the colony to take part in the Seventh Hong Kong…