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Classic Peking Operas

Traditional Peking Operas that have been passed down exceed 1,300 in number. And since the 1950s, close to 100 new operas have been created. Varieties include singing plays,"fighting" plays, plays with equal emphasis on singing and "fighting"; mini-plays, serial plays and "zhezi xi"; ancient-costume plays, contemporary-costume plays, new historical plays and revolutionary modern plays.

Here are some classical plays in Peking Opera as follows:

Autumn River (qiu jiang)

Classic Peking Operas

A scene of Autumn River (qiu jiang ), in which Tong Zhiling (left) plays a Taoist nun and Wang Sishui a boatman.

[ Editor: Liu Shimeng ]