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Sichuan Qingyin

introduction in the early days. this form of aria was called changxiaoqu (small tunes). it also had other names according to whether the performer uses a yueqin. a four-stringed plucked instrument with a full-moon-shaped sound box. or a pi...

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Acrobatics - Historical Background

An Art Form Born Out of Primitive Labor and Comhat Skills The history of Chinese acrobatics can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. People in ancient times often amused themselves during leisure hours or expressed their joy at the success...

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Chinese Acrobatics

A Brief Introduction The oldest Performing Art in China Acrobatics is a performing art which combines physical strength and skill. The Encyclopedis Britannica describes acrobatics as ``the specialized and ancient art of jumping. tumbling a...

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Guangxi WanChang

Guangxi WanChang Introduction This form is called wenchang for short. it is prevalent in putonghua speaking areas north of Guilin. in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. and especially in Guilin. Liuzhou and Lipu. Guangxi wenchang is the...

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The Quyi of Ethnic Minority Groups in China

introduction China is a nation of 56 ethnic groups. in this big family which we call China. each ethnic group has its own form of quyi The Tibetans sing and narrate The story of King Gesar and have a type of performance called Zhop. which...

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Chinese Puppetry

Chinese Puppetry A Brief Introduction History As one of the contributions of Chinese performing art to world heritage. Chinese puppetry has a long history. It is noted for its many types of puppets and Superb manipulative skill. No truly d...

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Characteristics of Chinese Acrobatics

Chinese acrobatjcs ranks amongst the best in the world thanks to its long history. rich repertory and distinctive artistic characteristics. The artistic characteristics can be summarized as follows: First. Chinese acrobatics has long stres...

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Chinese Shadow Theater

Chinese Shadow Theater A Brief Introduction As a folk art with a long history and unique form. Chinese shadow theater is also known as ``the hand-operating shadow show. ``In its long-time development. like many other types of deep-rooted a...

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Quyi

A Brief Introduction of Quyi The origin, Development and Artistic Features of Quyi Quyi is a general name for a variety of spoken and Sung arts. It became a special art form after under going a long period of development and evolution from...

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Chinese Puppetry

The Artistic Characteristics of Chinese Puppetry 1.The Modeling of Chinese Puppetry During the Yuan. Ming and Qing dynasties.puppet shows gradually spread from the cities to the countryside. Puppet shows from various places had their own u...

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