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The Happy Hsiungs: Performing China and the Struggle for Modernity (Ras China in Shanghai)

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"In the 1930s, China became briefly fashionable again, after decades of Fu Manchu-style demonising. This switch coincided with the rise of anti-fascism in the West and a new visibility of Chinese art. In a path-breaking contribution to the study of artist

"Through the riveting story of a successful couple of British Chinese artists, the Hsiungs, this book contributes to our understanding of the real struggles involved in the acceptance of 'Chineseness' not as a fixed identity governed by unchanging traditi

"Thanks to the phenomenal success of his play Lady Precious Stream, Shih-I Hsiung was a household name in the US and UK during the 1930s. Diana Yeh explores the Hsiungs' role in representing China and Chineseness to the rest of the world forcing us to ret

"The story of Shih-I and Dymia Hsiung fills a gap in our understanding of the Chinese experience in England--and highlights how very different it is from that in America. Yeh does a remarkable job in unravelling the relationship between the Hsiungs, the co

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Diana Yeh is Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Winchester. Formerly Sociological Review Fellow, she publishes on race, diaspora, migration and culture, and has presented her research on BBC Radio Four, and at institutions such as the Royal Geographical Society, the Wellcome Trust, National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain.

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