On the Xiqu Academy of China Led by Zhang Geng in the 1950s

Project Details


This research project will study the Xiqu Academy of China (zhongguo xiqu yanjiuyuan) led by ZhangGeng in the 1950s. Through a case study, the project will examine the xiqu study during the Xiqu ReformMovement. The project will consist of two related parts that give mutual support. The first part of theproject will explore how the Xiqu Academy of China conducted its xiqu study under the high pressure ofMarxism-Leninism ideology in the 1950s. The second part of the project will observe how the Academyextended its influence into xiqu performance circle by holding three “The Xiqu Performers Workshops (xiquyanyuan jiangxihui).”
Effective start/end date1/08/1631/07/17

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • xiqu xiqu reform Xiqu Academy of China Zhang Geng


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