Mei Lanfang and the Nationalization of the Peking Opera, 1912-1930

  title={Mei Lanfang and the Nationalization of the Peking Opera, 1912-1930},
  author={Joshua Goldstein},
  journal={positions: east asia cultures critique},
  pages={377 - 420}
  • Joshua Goldstein
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • History
  • positions: east asia cultures critique

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    The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 2008
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    The British journal of sociology
  • 2021
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