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  • Liuzi Opera


    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


    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


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

  • Liuqiang Opera


    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).

  • Liuqin Opera


    Liuqin Opera, also known as the “Lahun Tune”, originated during the mid-Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was popular in Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and Henan provinces.

  • Maoqiang Opera


    Maoqiang Opera is a traditional folk art from the Jiaodong area. People strike drums hanging from their elbows as they sing, so it is also called “Elbow Drum Music” or Zhouzigu.

  • Yantai Lu Opera


    Lu Opera, one of China’s eight major opera genres and one of Shandong’soperas, originated from the Yellow River Delta in northern Shandong in 1900.