They came into existence as the result of very special and complicated historical factors such as the inner logic of the development of Chinese operas in the 20th century and the political,ideological and cultural environment of China after the founding of the PRC.
The dissertation demonstrates China drama market and marketing, which is divided into five parts. Part I introduces China drama market and its main constructed factors, including the value and price of drama and key elements effected drama market.
Chapter Four is the outline of historical values of the folk dramas in the early Ming Dynasty. With the review of their important role in the two suspense cases in the history of Chinese dramas: "the conversion from Nanxi to Chuanqi" and "the origin of Qingyangqiang", the conclusion that they are a key in the history of Chinese drama is drawn in this chapter.
In the beginning and middle parts of 1980s, The Chinese dramas circle actively developed the Chinese traditional concept of time and space and the freehanded style, boldly borrowing the western absurdism and imagism, and started a new phase of innovation and muti-development.
Withering of the spirit of contemporary Chinese drama
Since the 1990s, contemporary Chinese drama has exhibited the following characteristics: real decadence lurks behind the mask of seeming prosperity, and jolliness in appearance fails to hide its poverty at heart.
A number of Chinese drama series fit with the general focus of the spiritual civilization program and have achieved popularity.
Very comprehensive pictorial history of the Chinese theatre and Chinese drama over the course of the 20th century up to the present day.