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December 3, 2010
By: admin | Topics: Arts & Culture ,

Image of Qing dynasty Beijing OperaThough Western music is popular among China's younger generation, traditional Chinese music can often be heard in parks and back street tea-houses. There, to the delight of an enthusiastic audience, aficionados gather to sing their favorite operatic arias. Of China's various operatic schools, the most famous is that which developed in her capital city, referred to simply as Beijing opera.

This grew from the comedic and balladic traditions of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127), its cur

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December 3, 2010
By: admin | Topics: Arts & Culture , History , Religion & Spirituality ,

A Girl Of the Mo Ethnic MinorityHistory

The Naxi are one of China 's 56 recognized ethnicities, and although they have lived on the edge of the Chinese empire for centuries they have preserved many remarkable features of their culture. Some say the Naxi are descended from a group of people known in Chinese historical texts as the Qiang, whose homeland included parts of the Tibetan Plateau as well as the western areas of Sichuan and Yunnan . The situation is complicated as there is still a recognized Qiang ethnic minority

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