The Dance of Revolution: Yangge in Beijing in the Early 1950s

@article{Hung2005TheDO,
  title={The Dance of Revolution: Yangge in Beijing in the Early 1950s},
  author={Chang-tai Hung},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={181},
  pages={82 - 99}
}
Yangge is a popular rural dance in north China. In the Yan'an era (1936–47) the Chinese Communist Party used the art form as a political tool to influence people's thinking and to disseminate socialist images. During the early years of the People's Republic of China, the Communists introduced a simpler form of yangge in the cities. In three major yangge musicals performed in Beijing, the Party attempted to construct “a narrative history through rhythmic movements” in an effort to weave the… 
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