Mei Lanfang 120th Anniversary Celebration

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Ashley Thorpe - Participant

Mei Lanfang in London

In 1935 Mei Lanfang visited London for four months as part of his European tour. He wanted to perform in London, but Mei was unable to secure a theatre venue for his performances, and he returned to China disappointed. As a result, existing studies have dismissed his time in London as a failure. In this paper, I piece together Mei Lanfang’s time in London. I argue that Mei Lanfang's activities in London are consistent with his broader desire to assert the modernity of Chinese opera, and the modernity of China.
18 Oct 2014

Mei Lanfang 120th Anniversary Celebration

Duration18 Oct 201418 Oct 2014
Location of eventSchool of Oriental & African Studies
CityLondon
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionNational event

Event: Conference

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