Cao Yu

Cao Yu

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cao Yu (September 24, 1910-December 13, 1996), born as Wan Jiabao, was a renowned Chinese playwright, often regarded as China's most important of the 20th century. His most well-known works are Thunderstorm (1933), Sunrise (1936) and Peking Man (1940). It is largely through the efforts of Cao Yu that the modern Chinese "spoken theater" took root in 20th-century Chinese literature. Cao Yu was born into a poor family in Qianjiang in the province of Hubei. When he was still an infant, his family's business interests necessitated a move to Tianjin where his father worked for a time as secretary to China's President, Li Yuanhong. Tianjin was a cosmopolitan city with a strong western influence, and during his childhood, Yu's mother would often take him to see western style plays, which were gaining in popularity at the time, as well as productions of Chinese traditional opera.show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134913618
  • 9786134913614