Trip Review for China

Contemporary Reforms and Modern Brilliance

In the mid-19th century, calligraphy experienced a great change. In the early Qing Dynasty, two emperors loved the regular but soft style of Zhao Mengfu of the Yuan Dynasty and Dong Qichang of the Ming Dynasty, and suggested encouraging learners to imitate these styles. Thus, a trend of seeking a … Continue Reading →

Chinese Calligraphy Spreads Worldwide

In the second or third century, Chinese calligraphy was introduced to the Korean peninsula, and flourished during the seventh century. Many calligraphers emerged, and a variety of calligraphic scripts appeared. These scripts can be found on steles, pagodas, bronze bells and Buddhist scriptures. In the eighth century, Kim Shaing became … Continue Reading →

History of Chinese Opera

In the Song Dynasty, the first known opera theatre appeared in China. Under the reign of emperor Kublai Khan in the Yuan Dynasty, the Chinese opera experienced big changes and the period was recognized as the Golden age of the traditional Chinese Opera. This rich operatic heritage was almost lost … Continue Reading →

Roles of Peking Opera

Sheng Sheng The Sheng (生) is the major male role in Peking opera. There are several subtypes of the role Sheng. A dignified older role is called the laosheng. They wear sensible clothing and have a gentle and cultivated manner. There are also types of laosheng roles, for example the … Continue Reading →

Mei Lanfang

Méi was born in Taizhou, Jiangsu(1894), into a family of Beijing Opera and Kūnqǔ performers. He made his stage debut at the Guanghe Theatre in 1904 when he was 10 years old.[1] In his 50-year stage career, he maintained strong continuity while always working on new techniques. His most famous … Continue Reading →