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All starts with Chinese Characters.

Opera is an important part of traditional Chinese culture. As one of the Chinese traditional arts forms, it has unique Chinese artistic characteristics and is very special in the world of arts. There are about 360 kinds of Chinese operas. The UNESCO has listed Kunqu Opera, Cantonese Opera and Peking Opera as the representative works of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Read more: Traditional Chinese Operas Development and Evolution 中国传统戏曲 发展与演变

Major Themes

The stories in traditional Chinese operas usually go like this: The protagonists experience all kinds of difficulties, and ultimately, “The good people would have good rewards, while the bad on Id have their bad retributions.”

Read more: Traditional Chinese Operas Major Themes&Artistic Characteristics 中国传统戏曲 主要主题&艺术特色

During the Han Dynasty, around the 1st century BC, the government decided to run the country with Confucianism, which emphasized the coexistence among men with the thought of benevolence. Thereafter, music began to play an important role of regulating the relationship between people, and between man and society.

Read more: Chinese Music Traditional Chinese Musical Concepts 中国音乐 中国传统音乐观念
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