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Suzhou Classical Culture—Suzhou Pingtan

Suzhou Pingtan is a general name for Pinghua and Tanci. It was born and popular in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai area. Performers sing Pingtan with Suzhou dialect. Pingtan has a long history and has been popular since the Qian Long’s period of Qing Dynasty. The most famous actor of Pingtan is named Wang Zhoushi who sung the Pingtan for the Emperor Qian Long. In the following years, Suzhou appeared many schools of Pingtan which made it be the classic for more than 200 years and still popular today. Continue reading