China Disappearing - Jin Opera (14 images)

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While reserved for an ever-shrinking number of hardcore fans in China's rapidly modernizing urban centers, traditional operas remain popular in rural towns and villages. A myriad of government bureaus and agencies once supported a majority of local opera troupes; however as China opened up, most of them were abandoned by their former patrons and had to fend for themselves, traveling from village to village, continuing a long history of performance art that still echoes with the rural...
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