A modern Chinese opera performance of Cai Wenji by Guo Moruo. The Mongol chief at center and his four concubines observe the drama of Princess Wencheng’s return to China and her reunion with her father as the Mongol army stands by. Qun xu (Kunqu) opera style. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.
About 330 types of regional opera in five broad categories exist in China, the great majority of which are popular….