e promotional campaigns on video-streaming sites has borne fruit. For example, the restored version of the 2010 TV histori

上海千花坊cal comedy-drama, Li Wei the Magistrate 3, on Youku has gained surprisingly high views that are mainly from

the fans of actress Zhao Liying, as the show starred their idol long before she joined the A-list.上海千花坊女神会所

During this year’s Spring Festival holiday, iQiyi released 25 restored classical works, like The Kangxi Dyna

上海千花坊sty and garnered massive views. So to tap the huge potential of the summer season, Youku has set up the “HD Clas

sic” section featuring 1,000 restored classic film and TV productions in 1080P resolution.

Yantai, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, which is

a popular tourist destination, is trying to regain its past glory as a center for Peking Opera.上海千花坊女神会所

Peking Opera, or jingju, is a traditional Chinese art form, which has a history of more tha

n 200 years. In 2010 UNESCO declared Peking Opera an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

上海千花坊To promote the art form, the local government in Yantai is to launch its first Peking Op

era summer camp from July 19 to 24, hoping to attract young students from around the country.

The summer camp, which is being supported by Jingju Theatre Company of Beijing will have veteran Peking Opera artists c上海千花坊女神会所

oach young students on painting the facial masks for Peking Opera, acting and giving live performances.

The origins of Peking Opera go back to 1790, when four famous Anhui Opera troupes came to Beijing as part of the celeb

上海千花坊rations for the 80th birthday of Emperor Qianlong (1711-99) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), and stayed on.

Then, in 1828, some famous Hubei Opera troupes came to Beijin上海千花坊女神会所

g. And then the artists from the Hubei and Anhui troupes often performed jointly.

Later, around 1840, Peking Opera began to formally take shape, growing even faster d

uring the reign of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), who was a Chinese opera lover.

After that, Peking Opera, which is known for combining various art for

ms, like singing, dancing, acrobatics, and for elaborate costumes and movements, grew f

rom strength to strength. Peking Opera troupes were born in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.

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