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  • Lu Opera

    2015-09-01

    Lu Opera or “Huazhuang Yangqin” as it is otherwise known, is one of China’s eight major opera genres and is typical to Shandong province.

  • Shandong Bangzi

    2015-09-01

    Shandong Bangzi (Wooden Clapper Opera) is popular in southwestern cities and rural areas of Shandong province.

  • Wuyin Opera

    2015-09-01

    Wuyin Opera is a traditional folk opera with a history of more than 200 years. It is popular in the cities of Ji’nan and Zibo, and neighboring areas in central Shandong province.

  • Liuzi Opera

    2015-09-01

    Liuzi Opera, also known as “Beidiaozi” or “Kangbozi”, is popular in Shandong and Henan province, and northern Jiangsu, southern Hebei and northern Anhui.

  • Erjiaxian Opera

    2015-09-01

    Erjiaxian Opera, also known as Liangjiaxian or Dawuyin opera, is a traditional opera popular in western Shandong, eastern and northern Henan, northern Jiangsu and northern Anhui province.

  • Shandong Qinshu

    2015-09-01

    Shandong Qinshu, also called “Changyangqin” or “Shandong Yangqin”, is a traditional narrative music which emphasizes a conversational style of singing.

  • Liuqiang Opera

    2015-09-01

    Liuqiang Opera, also named Bangliu Opera, is a local Qingdao folk art. Originating in the mid-Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), it was developed from “Benzhougu” (a recitative folk art) and absorbed local folk tunes as well as yangge (a popular rural folk dance).