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Divine Threads

The Visual and Material Culture of Cantonese Opera

April Liu. In collaboration with the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia

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"A dazzling work in its originality and erudite interpretation and in its beautifully evocative writing style.” —Anthony Alan Shelton, Former director of UBC Museum of Anthropology

Divine Threads examines the high stakes surrounding Cantonese opera heritage today, especially in regard to historic collections housed in museums around the world. Author April Liu analyzes the politics of memory surrounding historic opera troupes and the material traces they left behind. 

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