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Xiangsheng, Chinese cross-talks (4)

Guangming Online)  08:41, January 28, 2013  


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The small scale and popularity of xiangsheng makes it second only to word of mouth in reflecting popular concerns. Hou Baolin and others have said that xiangsheng items are "works of comic nature which use satire and humour as their principal base. Their satirical content strikes home at contemporary malpractices and also often includes political satire."
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