Confrontation at the British Consulate

From Rethinking Chinese Socialist Theaters of Reform: Performance Practice and Debate in the Mao Era by Xiaomei Chen, Tarryn Li-Min Chun, and Siyuan Liu, Editors

  • Members of the Dagger Society, backed by the masses, confront Western imperialist leaders and Qing officials at the British consulate in Shanghai. From national dance drama Dagger Society, premiered in 1959 by the Shanghai Experimental Opera Theatre. Photographer: Wu Yinbo. Originally published in Renmin huabao 1960, no. 16, p. 25. Courtesy of China Foto Bank.
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  • Figure 6.1. Members of the Dagger Society, backed by the masses, confront Western imperialist leaders and Qing officials at the British consulate in Shanghai. From the national dance drama Dagger Society that premiered in 1959, performed by the Shanghai Experimental Opera Theatre. Photographer: Wu Yinbo. Originally published in Renmin huabao (People’s Pictorial) 1960, no. 16, p. 25. Courtesy of China Foto Bank.