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Beijing operalocked

  • Nancy Guy

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Beijing opera, still referred to by many English-speakers as Peking opera, is one of the most highly developed and best known of Chinese opera forms both in China and abroad. Before the 20th century, Beijing opera was not commonly performed outside of Beijing and a few other centres. Its enormous popularity in the early 20th century, however, carried it to the status of ‘national opera’....

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