Peach Flower Fan

A scene from Kunqu Opera the Peach Flower Fan

A Peach Flower Fan

The Peony Pavilion (牡丹亭), Hall Of Longevity (长生殿), Thousands Of Martyrs (千忠戮) and A Peach Flowers Fan (桃花扇) are the four most celebrated classic Chinese operas during the middle and late Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644) and shortly after China fell under the Manchu rule.

The play recounts the last days of the Ming Dynasty through a true love story between a talented young scholar surnamed Hou and a beautiful maiden prostitute surnamed Li. MORE

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