Chen-Zhaojun Leaving the Pass Behind

From Uncrossing the Borders: Performing Chinese in Gendered (Trans)Nationalism by Daphne P. Lei

  • Theater and Performance
  • Asian Studies:China
  • Gender Studies:Women's Studies
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  • Fig. 2. Wang Zhaojun: “How unbearable is today’s sorrow!” 這一天愁,怎生發付我也! Moments before her border crossing in Zhaojun Leaving the Pass Behind (Zhaojun chusai 昭君出塞) by Chen Yujiao 陳與郊 of the Ming dynasty. From a facsimile (Wujin: Songfenshi, 1918) of the original Zaju of the High Ming Period (Shengming zaju 盛明雜劇, edited by Shen Tai, 1629). Courtesy of Stanford Auxiliary Library.