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Han opera

Han opera (simplified Chinese: 汉剧; traditional Chinese: 漢劇) is a form of Chinese opera, previously known as "Chu tone" (楚调) or "Han tone" (汉调). It arose in the middle Qing dynasty period in Hubei, later spread to Hunan, Shaanxi and part of Sichuan. The music of Han opera cooperate the Xipi (西皮) and Erhuang (二黄) styles. There are ten roles in Han opera: Mo (末)、Jing (净)、Sheng (生)、Dan (旦)、Chou (丑)、Wai (外)、Xiao (小)、Tie (贴)、Fu (夫) and Za (杂).

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