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Study on the artistic characteristics and cultural inheritance of the Jiashan leather-silhouette show of You County

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2022.041107 | Downloads: 7 | Views: 448


Pan Yaping 1


1 Railway Self-Reliance Secondary School, Weinan, Shaanxi, China

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Pan Yaping


The leather-silhouette show, also known as "shadow play," is a folk art that uses lighting to create a silhouette of characters made of cowhide or cardboard to tell a story. Its content is fairly complete, but its plot is convoluted. During the performance, the actors are hidden behind a curtain, operate the opera characters with both hands, sing popular tones while telling stories, and combine percussion and strings. You County, located in Hunan's east, is a little-known county town with a long history and rich cultural heritage. It is not only an ancient city that has passed down civilization, but it is also the birthplace of Hunan culture. This paper will start from reality by visiting Jiashan, experiencing the shock of the Jiashan leather-silhouette show, and analysing it based on its background, characteristics, current situation, and other factors.


Jiashan, You County, leather-silhouette show, leather-silhouette show, Technology, inheritance


Pan Yaping, Study on the artistic characteristics and cultural inheritance of the Jiashan leather-silhouette show of You County . Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2022) Vol. 4: 57-62. DOI:


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