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Study on Yuan-shen-temple Theater and drama activities at Pingyao County
Pages: 39-45
Year: Issue:  4
Journal: Journal of History and Chorography

Keyword:  PingyaoYuan-shen-templetheaterdrama activities;
Abstract: The Yuan-shen-temple at Pingyao County has a long history. The sacrificial activities to the Spring God and the opera for god were especially grand in ancient times, which reached a their peaks especially in the Jin Dynasty and the Shang Dynasty. The art of Jin Opera reached its maturity in the late Qing Dynasty, and the opera performance was more active, which became an epitome of the opera culture of Pingyao County and even Fenzhou City in the Qing Dynasty. The study on the history of the creation, sacrifice and drama of the Yuan-shen-temple provides a typical example for the later generations to deeply understand the opera culture,religious belief, folk custom activities and rural governance in ancient farming society.
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