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Author Purwoseputro, Ardian, author.

Title Wayang potehi of Java = Bu dai xi / Ardian Purwoseputro ; editor, David Kwa, Gregory Churchill ; translator, Hermanto Lim.
Wayang potehi of Java = 布袋戲 / Ardian Purwoseputro ; editor, David Kwa, Gregory Churchill ; translator, Hermanto Lim.

Published Jakarta : Afterhours Books, 2014.
Jakarta Afterhours Books, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  791.53095982 PURW    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Physical description 289 pages : colour photographs ; 30 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-287)
Summary One form of performance art that came from China and was warmly received in Java is Wayang Potehi. This hand-puppet performance art went through its own up and downs over the centuries from political circumstances and, yet, today still maintains it original format despite the fact that majority of the artists are now Javanese. Wayang Potehi is an iconic art form of Chinese puppet theatre in Indonesia. In the beginning, its existence was constrained mostly within Chinese temples in Java. But in 1967, the repression of Chinese under the New Order government in Indonesia for 33 years restricted and prohibited its activities and almost killed its existence. Wayang Potehi came back alive during the presidency of Abdurrahman Wahid and now it can be performed without any restrictions. Today, people—Chinese or non-Chinese, elderly or young—are keen on watching Wayang Potehi shows. Many of them idolize and discuss over its main characters such as Sie Djin Koei, Tek Djing, Kwan Kong etc. It slowly gains its popularity back. In rural areas such as Mojoagung, Gudo and Blitar, Wayang Potehi shows are watched mostly by natives. Even the artists (from the puppeteer, musician and puppetmaker) are majority Javanese and Moslem. Although the number of puppetmakers is pretty small, they all have their own unique perception and taste in their creations.
NOTES ©2014 Afterhours Books.
Language notes In English.
Other author Kwa, David, editor.
Churchill, Gregory, editor.
Lim, Hermanto, translator.
Subject Chinese -- Indonesia -- Java -- Social life and customs.
Art, Chinese -- Indonesia -- Java.
Puppet plays, Chinese -- Indonesia -- Java.
Puppet theater -- Indonesia -- Java.
Performing arts -- Indonesia -- Java.
Shadow puppets -- Indonesia.
Variant Title Potehi
Bu dai xi
ISBN 9786029750799