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Peking Opera

Updated: 2006-11-21 15:25:47

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Sort:Traditional Opera

Area:Central Government,Beijing,Tianjin, Liaoning,Shanghai, Shandong

Serial No.:Ⅳ-28

Declarer:China Peking Opera Theatre, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Liaoning andShandong Provinces

Although there are more than 360 ancient local operas in China, Peking Opera is known as China's national opera, despite its comparatively young 200-year history.

Although it is called Peking Opera, the origins of Peking Opera are not in Beijing but in the provinces of Anhui (East China) and Hubei (South-central China). Its rise is due in great part to the patronage of the imperial royalties.

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