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600 years of Kunqu Opera - Part 6

06-08-2010 15:08 BJT Special Report: 600 Years of Kunqu Opera |

The popularity of Kunqu Opera historically has a lot to do with the support it received from the imperial court, from the time of Emperor Kangxi, onwards.

In 1684, Emperor Kangxi undertook his first inspection tour of the south. At one point, he is said to have postponed an outing so that he could spend more time watching an opera performance.

It seemed that the beautiful landscape of southern China was less of an attraction than Kunqu Opera.



Editor:James |Source: cntv.cn

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