The Development of Chinese Opera during the First Seventeen Years (1949-1966)

Yanhua Que


This essay focuses on the policy on Chinese opera from 1949 to 1966. It first examines detailed policies, such as the three-reform policy, policy on repertoires, from the the two-pronged approach and three-parallel to Double Hundred, etc. Then points out that the development of Chinese opera in the first seventeen years had a far-reaching influence on contemporary opera. Chinese opera during this period had a high degree of unity in ideology, a high degree of organization in teamwork, and a high degree of standardization in art.In the end,I tried to make a conclusion,that is the general characteristics of the opera policy in the first seventeen years (1949-1966) are reflected in the following three aspects. Firstly, policy in this period has obvious historical and cultural characteristics. Secondly, the Party's guidance of the development of opera during this period was not always smooth, and there were repetitions in the opera policy and its implementation, with difficult explorations in some major opera policies. Thirdly, the Party's policy on Chinese opera has a deep influence than before.

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International Journal of Social Science Studies   ISSN 2324-8033 (Print)   ISSN 2324-8041 (Online)

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