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The Development of Chinese Opera during the First Seven Years (1949-1956)

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2024.050120 | Downloads: 13 | Views: 217


Yanhua Que 1


1 Arts Management and Cultural Communication Development, National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Beijing, China

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Yanhua Que


This essay focuses on the policy on Chinese opera from 1949 to 1956. It first examines detailed policies, such as the three-reform policy, policy on repertoires, from the the two-pronged approach to three-parallel, etc. Then points out that the development of Chinese opera in the first seven years had a far-reaching influence on contemporary opera. Chinese opera during this period had a high degree of unity in ideology, a high degree of organization in teamwork, and a high degree of standardization in art. In the end, this paper tried to make a conclusion, that is the general characteristics of the opera policy in the first seven years (1949-1956) are reflected in the following three aspects. Firstly, policy in this period has obvious historical and cultural characteristics. Secondly, the Party's guidance of the development of opera during this period was not always smooth, and there were repetitions in the opera policy and its implementation, with difficult explorations in some major opera policies. Thirdly, the Party's policy on Chinese opera has a deep influence than before.


Chinese Opera, Art Policy, Three-Parallel


Yanhua Que, The Development of Chinese Opera during the First Seven Years (1949-1956). Art and Performance Letters (2024) Vol. 5: 150-157. DOI:


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