Beijing Opera is the best known of the many regional styles of opera in China. It is a highly refined art form, which developed during the Qing dynasty, and employs symbolism in gestures, make-up, and even language.
Link: This unit links to The Arts area of study, unit Arts and Artists in China, item 6, and to the Social Sciences area of study, unit Half the Sky, item 7, which offer students opportunities to contrast Tibetan and Yuju opera styles with Beijing Opera.
Refer to the Literature area of study, unit The Art of War, item 1.
Refer to the Literature area of study, unit The Art of War, item 2.
Refer to The Arts area of study, unit Artists in Training, item 3.
Refer to the Social Sciences area of study, unit The Historian’s Vocation, item 4.
5. A moving opera performance
This refers to one of Gai Jiaotian’s touching performances in the Lion Pavilion (狮子楼).
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