The Chinese fur trade in theatre: Made in China & responsive critical understanding

Holland, Claire (2014). The Chinese fur trade in theatre: Made in China & responsive critical understanding. University of Birmingham. M.Res.

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This thesis consists of a full length play titled Made In China and an accompanying critical analysis. Made In China is the story of two opposing forces clashing within a moral dilemma. Quingshan and his wife, who live in China, have had a second baby. They have no money to pay a government fine and must find a new home for their child before the authorities discover their secret. They seize their opportunity when Anthony and Hazel arrive from England to source fur for a new fashion item. In a world where fur is hard to come by Quingshan tells them he can help them acquire the fur if they take his child. An agreement is made between the protagonists. However when Anthony witnesses the reality of the fur trade, he changes his mind and the fate of baby Lei becomes uncertain. Made In China explores the cruelty of the Chinese fur trade, and the necessity of it, cushioned within the debate of China’s one child policy and the culture clashes of parenting.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Res.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Res.
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, Department of English Literature
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PR English literature


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