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Chinese Shadow Play--Precursor of Modern Cinema

Guangming Online)  15:13, November 05, 2012


Shadow play (Shadow Puppet Play), a traditional Chinese folk art with a history of more than 2,000 years, has embarked on a revival path after a period of marked decline, thanks to conservation efforts and lasting interest in rural areas.

The artistic effect of the play is produced through light, screen, music, singing, and puppetry. The shadow play is widely referred to as "a magic, lightning-like art" that can win people's high praise internationally.

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