Discussion of the “ghost play problem” in Shanghai

From Resisting Spirits: Drama Reform and Cultural Transformation in the People's Republic of China by Maggie Greene

  • History:Chinese History
  • Cultural Studies
  • Theater and Performance
  • Asian Studies:China
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  • Fig. 9. From the Wenyi zhanbao discussion of the “ghost play problem” in Shanghai. On the left, part of the list and explanation of various “ghost plays” performed; a chart listing the numbers of “ghost plays” performed between 1949 and 1963; on the right, partial lists of plays performed in 1962 and 1963. In author’s personal collection.