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Three Moves by Mencius’s Mother

The allusion comes from The Biography of Mencius’ Mother Biographies of Outstanding Women by Liu Xiang, one of the greatest letters in the Han Dynasty. When Meng Ke, known later on as Mencius, was still a child, his mother and him lived near a graveyard. As Meng Ke played in the yard, what he imitated [...]

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Dujiaoxi(monodrama), also called Huaji(buffoonery), is a form of Quyi arts that is popular in East China’s Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Dujiaoxi dates back to around 1920s. The art used to be mostly performed by one person, its art form was much influenced by Shuochang(storytelling that combines singing and reciting) in the three places and at [...]

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