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Author Yeh, Diana.

Title The Happy Hsiungs : Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity
Published Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, HKU, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (225 pages)
Series RAS China in Shanghai series
RAS China in Shanghai series of China Monographs.
Summary Between 1935 and 1936, the play Lady Precious Stream was a big success as being performed and running for 1,000 nights at the Little Theatre in London. Its writer-director, Shih-I Hsiung, was the first Chinese person to direct a West End play. Hsiung's wife, Dymia, was also remarkable as the first Chinese woman in Britain to publish a fictional autobiography in English. By retrieving the lost histories of these two celebrated writers, this book considers how ideas of China and Chineseness are circulated and contested globally. Though fĂȘted as 'The Happy Hsiungs', their lives ultimately highlig
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Hsiung, Dymia, 1905-
Hsiung, S. I. (Shih I), 1902-1991.
Authors, Chinese -- England -- Biography.
Chinese -- England.
Social integration -- England.
England -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789888268580