Arts, visual and performing, Literature/writing, German drama -- International aspects, Dramatists -- Influence, Socialism and theater -- China, Chinese drama -- Social aspects, Playwrights -- Influence, Socialism -- China, Theater -- China, International aspects, Influence, Social aspects, and China -- Social aspects
Issues discussed concern the influence of German dramatist Bertolt Brecht on Chinese theater in the 20th century. Topics addressed include the direction of Brecht's plays by Huang Zuolin, the reception of Brecht after the Cultural Revolution, and the use of Brechtian theory in Chinese drama.
Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Autumn2014, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p497-515. 19p.
MATE selection, INTERPERSONAL attraction, MARRIAGE, SOCIALISM, CHINA, and CULTURAL Revolution, China, 1966-1969
We investigated how men and women in rural China actively responded to macro-level government interventions with their marriage choices across three historical periods: nascent socialism, the Cultural Revolution, and the era of market reform. We outlined major shifts in ideological foci and redistributive policies and linked these macro-level "shocks" to detailed life history narratives (N = 42 spouses from 38 marriages) to explore changing meanings of gender preferences and the availability of preferred partners in the marriage market. The qualitative analysis revealed that the preferences of women and men for spouses with particular characteristics remained relatively stable over time: women used marriage as a vehicle for economic security and men sought brides who would be good homemakers and mothers. However, the shifting economic and political climate influenced the types of individuals endowed with essential resources and thus changed the characteristics most coveted in the marriage market across periods. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]