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

In Matang Village at the Longchang Town, Kaili City, Guizhou Province, people call called themselves Ge rather than Miao. They are recognized as one of the divisions of Miao in China. With aid from the Chinese government, Matang Village and ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Cultural Heritage Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Masks are extraordinarily important within traditional Chinese culture. Although there are various types of masks throughout China, one of their most popular uses involves warding off ghosts and spirits and suppressing evil (Xiaoxiang 89). Opera masks mimic the make-up styles ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Gallery Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Zhao Yong Qi’s masks represent Peking Opera characters and are made from clay and paper mache.

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Artist At Work Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Although he has students to help him, Zhao designs all parts of his masks himself. The masks are based on different Peking Opera styles. Most of the masks are made out of clay, but the ones that are light enough ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Workshop Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Twenty years ago, Zhao Yongqi came to Beijing from Hubei Province and created a mask-making workshop that has since expanded to multiple locations and at least twenty employees. Before he started making masks, Zhao was an accomplished artist. Zhao’s teacher ...

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Masks: Zhao Yong Qi – Introduction Beijing Province Posted Sep 21, 2010 by Chinavine

Amidst the high rises of Beijing are several workshops of Zhao Yong Qi, a skilled Peking Opera mask maker. Zhoa comes from three generations of mask makers and has spent the last twenty years successfully earning his living by documenting ...

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Gourd Engraving: Li Yu Cheng 葫芦: 李玉成 – Cultural Heritage Li She Village, Shandong Province Posted Sep 20, 2010 by Chinavine

The Peking Opera is popular, and its characters are often portrayed on gourds. Dough flower characters are also often related to the opera. Villagers often participate in the operas, which are held in the markets where there is a lot ...

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Food Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Foods traditionally eaten during the festival include grilled pork skewers, pan-fried potatoes, pineapple, and bamboo.

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Mountain Ramp Festival – Customary Attire Guizhou Province Posted Sep 15, 2010 by Chinavine

Generally a female who wears a red hat is communicating that she is single; if she wears a black hat, she is married.  There are three layers in the skirts they wear.  If the bottom layer is black, it means ...

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