Unveiling Chinese court drama
An important element of Chinese theater history – Court Theater – remains unknown and neglected in literary and material culture. With an extant corpus of over 20,000 anonymous texts, Chinese court theater’s rich content is waiting to be uncovered, understood and studied. A special framework is necessary to analyze this complex subject. Focusing on the period 1600-1800, the EU-funded TEXTCOURT project will develop a digital archive of court drama texts to connect and link them with their local and global contexts. The project will enable textual studies of Chinese court drama and produce research publications and an anthology of English translations. It will contribute to the understanding of the role of Chinese court drama in world court cultures.
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