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The Peking Opera – Music Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

Although the singing and musical instruments in the Peking Opera are notoriously shrill and may be unpleasant to the foreign ears, the Chinese see it as the “shrieking of the heart.” To them the music is shrill because it is ...

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The Peking Opera – Costumes and Colors Beijing Province Posted Jun 20, 2012 by 0

In the Peking Opera the costumes are as important as the characters themselves because each piece tells a story. Sewn in workshops behind the theater streets, every piece is intricately made with great consideration to design and color, and these ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Shadow Play Theater Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Stories: Chinese Shadow Play depicts an assortment of stories, ranging from traditional folk tales, comedies, scary stories, love stories, and stories of war and battle.  Contemporary theaters often show traditional stories as well as newer, modern stories within their plays. ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Qibao Shadow Puppetry Today Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Today, the town of Qibao celebrates their cultural heritage and works to preserve the past traditions of Shadow Play that are such an important aspect of the town’s history. Though the Chinese government does help to keep these valuable traditions ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – Introduction Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

In the Shanghai Province, the small town of Qibao was built during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), an era of great artistic and cultural enrichment.  Flourishing during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) Dynasties, Qibao has been known as ...

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Qibao Shadow Play – History of Shadow Puppetry Shanghai Province Posted May 31, 2012 by jaclyn.bousquet

Chinese Shadow Play was first seen during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) and grew in popularity within the Song Dynasty (960-1279 A.D.), during which time shadow puppetry spread from Northern to Southern China.  Qibao Shadow Play was the earliest form ...

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大美在民间 Posted Feb 15, 2012 by 老马

说实话很难注册,不知道为什么搞得如此复杂,呵呵~

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Miao Performance at Shilong – Dance Performance Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Five to ten dances are presented depending on the weather and the tourism arrangement. Their traditional dances and songs represent their village life, love stories, and the natural phenomena. Usually, at the end of the performance, guests are invited to ...

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Miao Performance at Matang – Dance Performance Guizhou Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Five to ten dances are presented depending on the weather and the tourism arrangement. In Matang Village, there is a lady who acts as a host to introduce the background of each dance. Their traditional dances and songs represent their ...

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Bow & Arrow: Yang Fu Xi 杨福喜 – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Aug 25, 2010 by Chinavine

The Manchu people of northeastern China have been making bows and arrows from water buffalo horns for thousands of years. These bows were originally developed for hunting, but were later adapted for warfare. Yang Fu Xi’s family has been making ...

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