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Adaptations of Journey to the West

2015-07-29 05:21:25

Aside from box office winner Monkey King: Hero is Back, there are many more adaptations of the classic Chinese epic, Journey to the West.

Lin Zhaohua, A Wanderer between the Worlds of Avant-Garde and Realism

2014-12-02 10:21:16

As a very controversial drama director in China, Lin Zhaohua is one of the most significant figures in Chinese drama history you can't ignore - whether you love him or not.

Bai Xianyong: Lifelong Devotee of Kunqu Opera

2014-12-02 10:15:36

Bai Xianyong, a famous short storywriter has always embraced a Kunqu complex.

Kunqu

2014-12-02 10:13:14

Yongju Opera

2014-12-02 10:13:14

Yongju Opera is performed in Ningbo dialect in East China's Zhejiang Province.

Huangmei Opera

2014-12-02 10:13:14

Once called "Huangmei Tune" or "Caicha Opera", Huangmei Opera is one of the most famous traditional operas in China.

Yuju Opera

2014-12-02 10:13:14

Introduction of Peking Opera

2014-12-02 10:08:57

With its fascinating and artistic accompanying music, singing and costumes, the Peking Opera is China's national opera.

Peking Opera and The Legend of White Snake

2014-12-02 10:08:57

Peking Opera is an exciting and satisfying form of theater. As an art, it is well integrated, with story, singing, acting, gesture, costume, stagecraft, gymnastics and makeup all being very important. You couldn't get a job as a Peking Opera actor if you hadn't mastered the intricacies of gesture, no matter how good your voice is.

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The 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week opens at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Oct 25, 2020. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

On Oct 25, the opening ceremony of the 15th Chinese Film Festival in Bangkok and the 2020 China-Thailand Film Exchange Week was held at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok. The event was hosted by the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and received strong support from the Chinese Embassy in Thailand and the Thai Ministry of Culture.

The COVID-19 pandemic doesn't impede the enthusiasm for cultural exchange between China and Thailand. This film festival uses live broadcast to present the opening ceremony and host the "China-Thailand Film Exchange and Cooperation Online Seminar". During the film festival, audiences can use the online platform of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok to watch films online, which greatly increases the global reach of the festival.

Gu Hongxing, director of the China Cultural Center in Bangkok and China Tourism Office in Bangkok, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Gu Hongxing, director of Bangkok's China Cultural Center and China Tourism Office, said film can not only introduce one's national culture, but also reflect unique social landscapes. Film has become an important part of cultural exchange between countries and enhance mutual understanding among people around the world.


Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Yang Xin, Chargé d'affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Thailand, said since the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand 45 years ago, the mutual trust between the two countries has continued to deepen, economic and trade cooperation has expanded, cultural exchanges have become closer, and all-around cooperation has achieved fruitful results. Both China and Thailand have a vast film market. As a traditional project of cultural exchanges between China and Thailand, the Bangkok Chinese Film Festival has laid a solid foundation for film cooperation between the two countries for 15 years and will add new drive to the promotion of cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and Thailand.

Itthiphol Kunplome, Thailand's minister of culture, speaks at the opening ceremony. [Photo provided to Chinaculture.org]

Thailand's Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said in his speech the governments and people of Thailand and China have been in constant exchange. Cooperation in various fields has developed steadily, and the film festival is another important event to further promote cultural exchanges between the two countries. The people of the two countries can promote their understanding of the cultures of both sides through films, and promote friendly relations and cooperation in other perspectives.

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