Saint Joan from a Chinese Perspective: Shaw and the Last Emperor, Henry Pu-Yi Aisin-Gioro

@article{Li2009SaintJF,
  title={Saint Joan from a Chinese Perspective: Shaw and the Last Emperor, Henry Pu-Yi Aisin-Gioro},
  author={Kay Li},
  journal={SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={109 - 126}
}
  • Kay Li
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Education
  • SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies
Examining the play from this perspective is fruitful in many ways. The cross-cultural comparison between the play and real-life examples shows that similar kinds of questions are raised both in Shaw's plays and in the history of Pu-yi. The way Pu-yi developed in real life throws light on the complexities behind Shaw's ideas of the Life Force, Superman, and Creative Evolution and their applicability in real life. The Chinese challenge to Shaw's Saint Joan also explains the ending of the play… 

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