Do You Know Peking Opera

Peking opera or Beijing opera (simplified Chinese: 京剧; traditional Chinese: 京劇; pinyinJīngjù) is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.[2] The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.[3] Major performance troupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north, and Shanghai in the south.[4] The art form is also preserved in Taiwan, where it is known as Guoju (國劇; pinyin: Guójù). It has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.[5]  (from wikipedia)

-Luna Min Cheng

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