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Maoist Laughter$
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Ping Zhu, Zhuoyi Wang, and Jason McGrath

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9789888528011

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888528011.001.0001

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Introduction: The Study of Laughter in the Mao Era

Introduction: The Study of Laughter in the Mao Era

(p.1) Introduction: The Study of Laughter in the Mao Era
Maoist Laughter

Ping Zhu

Hong Kong University Press

In the famous xiangsheng 相聲‎ (cross talk) “The Study of Laughter” (“Xiao de yanjiu” 笑的研究‎, 1958),1 which had been performed by celebrated comedian duo Hou Baolin 侯寶林‎ and Guo Quanbao 郭全寶‎ since the late 1950s, Hou promotes xiangsheng as an art of laughter that can boost people’s physical well-being. Citing contemporary medical sciences and the Chinese proverb “A good laugh makes one younger” (Xiaoyixiao, shaoyishao ...

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