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  • 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.

  • Mo Yan calls for innovation of folk opera


    At the CCPCC held on March 4, Mo Yan presented his views on the protection and innovation of the local folk opera Maoqiang, which originated in his beloved hometown, Gaomi, in Shandong province.

  • Shandong opera gets award


    The Orphan of Zhao, received a drama award at the second China Opera Festival held in the city of Wuhan.

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