Kunqu Opera in the Last Hundred Years in China

Yue Wang (The University of Milan, Italy)

Abstract


Kunqu, literally means kun melody, is one of the most ancient forms of Chinese opera. Originally her melody derives from Kunshan zone of Jiangsu province therefore it has been named Kunshan melody before, now Kunqu also known as Kunju, which means Kunqu opera. This paper mainly focuses on the development of Kunqu in the past 100 years and the influence of historical social and humanistic changes behind the special era on Kunqu, and compares the attitudes of scholars of different schools of thought in different eras to Kunqu and the social public to compare and analyze the degree of love of Kunqu.


Keywords


Kunqu;Last hundred years;Development;Influence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/ret.v2i4.1387

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