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Opera044 20030613 SHANXI, CHINA: Jin Opera actor Wang Xueshan bargains with an unseen villager while Jia Quankang counts a stack of cash at a villager's home in rural Shanxi Province, China 13 June 2003. Some of the actors are asked by a family who just lost their patriarch to perform at the funeral banquet, although the actors do not like such occasions because they believe they are singing for the dead, an inauspicious act and one that degrades their profession, but with the right amount of money  anything is negotiable.
Opera044 20030613 SHANXI, CHINA: Jin Opera actor Wang Xueshan bargains with an unseen villager while Jia Quankang counts a stack of cash at a villager's home in rural Shanxi Province, China 13 June 2003. Some of the actors are asked by a family who just lost their patriarch to perform at the funeral banquet, although the actors do not like such occasions because they believe they are singing for the dead, an inauspicious act and one that degrades their profession, but with the right amount of...
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