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打草惊蛇dǎ cǎo jīng ché Unwisely alerting an enemy 一鸣惊人yī míng jīng rén To rise to stardom overnight. Discovering an unknown talent
Quintessence of the Nation
Pekiing (Beijing Opera) is considered the supreme artform as it combines dance, acrobatics, singing, acting, music and comedy. Originally all the actors were men and they started training at a very early age. It would become soon clear what type of role the boy was best suited to and they would play just that role for their whole acting career. The Opera has the barest of sets, the actors have to suggest the action with standard gestures and movable props. The music was considered an integral part of the the performance with the musicians occupying a part of the stage playing traditional instruments. Read More
The Great Wall
One of China's great accomplishments that is genuinely awe-inspiring is the Great Wall. On our page describing the wall we debunk some of the many myths surrounding its construction. For centuries the wall has stood unused and so large sections have fallen into disrepair. The sections to the north of Beijing are the most visited and here the Great Wall snakes its way up and over mountains. Read More
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