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

The Peking Opera can be traced back to ancient times when dancers would perform at religious ceremonies and the festivals of feudal lords. The dancers, accompanied by lutes and pipes, would act out battle scenes as monsters and animals from ...

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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 – 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 – 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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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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Woodcut Books: Yang Fuyuan and Yang Haijun – Woodcut Book Da Zhao Village, Shandong Province Posted Oct 26, 2011 by Chinavine

This book is a woodcut picture collection featuring twenty-four stories about xiao, or filial piety, a love and respect for parents and ancestors, which is one of the most important virtues in Confucian thought. For example, the fifth story of ...

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Games and Stories – Woodcut Book Posted Aug 10, 2011 by Chinavine

Woodcut paintings feature beautiful designs with bright colors and are often made for the Spring Festival. The making of woodcut paintings involves many steps, from drafting and design, to engraving the woodcut, then printing with black and color inks, and ...

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Games and Stories – Wolf and Dough Children Posted Jun 16, 2011 by Chinavine

In Lang Village, the children couldn’t play because there were too many dangerous wolves. This folk tale describes what the villagers did to make the Lang Village safe for their children. Click and drag the pages from the lower corners ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Introduction Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted May 2, 2011 by Chinavine

Li Yu Cheng lives in Li She Village in Yan Si Town and has been engraving gourds for twenty years. Li Yu sees himself as a folk artist and aspires to be a National Heritage Fellow, and so he practices ...

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Pu Hui Painting: Wang Shu Hua 王树花 – Artist At Work Gaomi City, Shandong Province Posted Apr 19, 2011 by Chinavine

Pu hui paintings differ from woodblock prints in that all painting is done by hand. Also, woodblocks are limited to five colors, whereas pu hui paintings may contain many more. The artist uses burnt willow twigs to draw the outline ...

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