Yang Ban Xi: The 8 Model Works

  • 2005
  • 1 HR 30 MIN
  • NR
  • Documentary

Hard though it may be for media-saturated Westerners to imagine, during much of Mao's 1967-77 Cultural Revolution there was nothing playing in China's cinemas and theaters but a handful of revolutionary model operas known as Yang Ban Xi. Traditional ballets, plays and classical musical-theater pieces that had formed an essential part of Chinese culture for...read more

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  • Released: 2005
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Hard though it may be for media-saturated Westerners to imagine, during much of Mao's 1967-77 Cultural Revolution there was nothing playing in China's cinemas and theaters but a handful of revolutionary model operas known as Yang Ban Xi. Traditional ballet… (more)

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