Bannermen tales (zidishu) : Manchu storytelling and cultural hybridity in the Qing dynasty

Chiu, Elena Suet-Ying, 1974- author

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  • Creator Elena Suet-Ying Chiu
  • Format Books
  • Publication Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Asia Center, 2018. ©2018
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xiv, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780674975194, 0674975197
  • OCLC ocn953918978


  • "The first full-length study in English of zidishu, an important storytelling and performance genre rooted in the hybrid, popular culture of Qing dynasty Beijing, which was associated with the culture of the Qing bannermen--the Manchu's military and administrative personnel. Argues that zidishu employed cultural hybridization as a way of performing and thereby perpetuating Manchu identity"--


  • Chiu, Elena Suet-Ying. Needs NAR Elena Suet-Ying Chiu is associate professor of Chinese at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Phone: (413) 545-5840 Birth Date: See thesis record at ocn 301745342, which says 1974. Email:
  • Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of California, Los Angeles, 2007) under the title: Cultural hybridity in Manchu Bannermen tales (Zidishu).
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-344) and index.


  • Introduction -- Zidishu in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Beijing -- The performance of zidishu -- The Manchu-Han bilingual zidishu -- Zidishu written in Han Chinese -- The dissemination of zidishu texts -- Epilogue : performance, text, and ethnicity
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