MEI Lanfang (Méi Lánfāng 梅兰芳)

Daniel OAKMAN

Illustration of Mei Lanfang by Anna Myers.

Mei Lanfang was a famous theatrical performer who, like many male actors of his period, played women’s roles. He introduced Beijing (Peking) Opera to foreign audiences when he toured Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

Mei Lanfang was a theatrical performer born in Taizhou, Jiangsu Province, who achieved international recognition for his portrayals of women during an era in which women’s roles….

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