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"White Snake" - Kunqu Opera

Legend of the White Snake is one of the most famous tales spreading out amongfolks in ancient China.There is a very famous traditional Chinese story that has a close connection to theDragon Boat Festival.Thus, it can be seen that The Legend of White Serpent has been nurtured in thelong cultural tradition of our country.The Chinese story of "White Snake" is alive and well today.The white snake story originated from civilians, and is a beautiful and fairy folklore,which it is one of the... continue reading

211 images online

Wow! this is great I now have over 200 images online.Here are a couple from my latest approved batch.And yes I am concentrating on my locale, the Opera house plays a big part.And a little InfraRed continue reading

Free Gift for Y'all, Dreamstimers!

Hey, Dreamstimers! In the giving spirit of Christmas, I have a free gift to give away that all of you will enjoy. Over this past week, I've spent many hours programming an extension for Opera Web Browser. Now it's done. It's hot off the press and you can install it here.What's an Extension/addon???Most web browsers (the programs you use to browse the Internet, i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari) allow you to extend the functionality of the browser through little... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part two: Pingju Opera

Pingju Opera is the second largest opera in China, next to Beijing(Peking) Opera. It was originated in Tangshang, an eastern city in Hebei province, in circa 1909. Now it is very popular in the North and Northeast of China. Combined the art "Bengbeng", "bangzi" and "Laozi", It has its final name Pingju Opera in 1935, Shanghai. The name of Pingju Opera is extensively accepted through the media in 1936, after the showing of the movie Red crabapple.Similar to Beijing Opera, it also has four main... continue reading

The Guangzhou Opera House

The Guangzhou Opera House is one of the landmarks in the city center, Guangzhou China. Zaha Hadid [receive Pritzker Architecture Prize] and acoustic master Marshall is designer for The Guangzhou Opera House.Adopting state of the art technology in its design and construction it will be a lasting monument to the New Millennium, confirming Guangzhou as one of Asia’s cultural centres. Its unique twin boulder design will enhance urban function by opening access to the riverside and dock areas and creating... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part one: Beijing(Peking) Opera

Beijing(Peking) Opera, also called Pihuang, originated of two basic tones of Xipi and Erhuang from Anhui province, and some other local tones from elsewhere in China. Peijing Opera appeared in circa 1790 in Beijing, it reached the summit in 1930s. As an eastern Opera, Peijing Opera contains singing, dancing, music, fine art and literature, by using mandarin language and Erhu musical instrument, is a mature art nowadays and generally became the national opera.There are four main roles in... continue reading

Bright Sky in Sydney

I was lucky enough to visit Sydney when the weather is very good, couple of weeks ago. There are no clouds at all over the city of Sydney during this winter.The blue sky is always interesting to be photographed andI am glad that one of the images sold today.:) continue reading

The knowledge of Beijing Opera facial makeup (One)

Drama mask in my photos is one kind of multicolored makeups for actors in the Chinese traditional dramas.This facial makeup is used forthe roles namely "Jing" and "Chou".They have different and special formats in patterning, coloring and typing.The connoisseurs can tell apart whether it is a hero or a baddie, wise or foolish,loved or hated, after only one look to the masks. The attractive masks in Beijing Opera take an peculiar role in the makeups for Chinese dramas.These masks for... continue reading

Security warning for Opera users !

Although most of us use Firefox or Internet Explorer there are some people using the Opera browser for their daily work. Enough for me to give a little advice.Regarding versions prior 9.64 Opera is prone to several vulnerabilities:1.) A vulnerability during the processing of JPEG images exists in Opera. This vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the logged on user.2.) A vulnerability exists in connection with the usage of plug-... continue reading

Sichuan Opera

China has an abundance of 1300 local operas.Sichuan opera is one of Chinese oldest local operas and is popular in Sichuan.It is the most sigificant and most interesting opera form from Southwest of China.As a stage entertainment ,it convey the idea of time and space to the audience through performances.theopera is characterized by its unique solo singing,refined acting,rich percussion ,the changing faces is its unique skills. continue reading

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