Gender, Mao, ballet


Performing Gender in Maoist Ballet: Mutual Subversions of Genre and Ideology in The Red Detachment of Women. Interesting online scholarly article by Rosemary Roberts which does what it says on the tin. One of the questions “To what extent were the traditional modes of gender representation of classical ballet challenged by Maoist ideology, particularly the Maoist drive to promote female equality?”

It’s from an online journal called Intersections: Gender & Sexuality in Asia & the Pacific, and looks fascinating.

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