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According to Zhang Shu上海千花网 of the Yantai Ar

rt Museum, Peking Opera became popular in Yantai back in the 19th century after some famous Peking Opera maste

rs performed there, including Tan Xinpei (1847-1917), the founder of Tan-style performance.上海千花网品茶微信

Tan, who gave three shows in Yantai in 1868, was the first Peking Opera master who performed in Yantai.

上海千花网Peking Opera master Zhou Xinfang (1895-1975) made his debut performance in Yantai in 1907 when he was 12 years old.

After that he performed in Yantai six times from 1907 to 1931, which made him a household name in the city.

“Then, Peking Opera troupes which toured the country stopped by the docks at the上海千花网品茶微信

port in Yantai. as the city was regarded as a place which could test the popularity of the artists,” says Zhang.

During the summer camp, the Yantai Art Museum will also hold Peking O

上海千花网pera exhibitions, displaying artworks based on the old art form, including paper-cutting, in

k paintings, sculptures and facial makeup, which introduce the history and characters of Peking Opera.

On Aug 7, the exhibition will move to Beijing.上海千花网

Meanwhile, according to Zhang Zuling, the director of Yantai Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism, Yantai has 10 pr

上海千花网品茶微信ofessional Peking Opera troupes, which give over 1,000 shows each year in the city.

In 2018, a project was launched by the government to promote Peking Opera in Yantai, especially among the young generation.

An original Peking Opera production Liberation of Yantai, which chronicles Yantai’s上海千花网品茶微信

liberation during the War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-1945), was premiered by Yantai Pekin

上海千花网g Opera Company, and was also staged at the eighth China Peking Opera Art Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

Speaking about the project, Zhang Zuling says: “In 2018, over 80 million tourists came to Y上海千花网品茶微信

antai. It’s a great platform to revitalize the old art form among the young students.”

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