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    Qingxu festooned archways


    Festooned archways play a significant role in the folk literature of Qingxu county in Taiyuan city.

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    Brick carving


    Brick carving in Qingxu county is famous for durability, variety of patterns, exquisite production and historical significance.

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    Fenghuo Liuxing


    Fenghuo Liuxing is a folk performance art integrating acrobatics and Chinese martial arts that is often staged during Spring Festival celebrations.

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    Lianhualao is an ancient art genre combining talking and singing that originated from Buddhism and was popular in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

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    Jinju Opera


    Jinju Opera is one of the four bangzi or clapper operas in Shanxi province, distinguished by their use of wooden clappers for rhythm and a more energetic singing style.

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    Taiyuan Gong and Drum


    Taiyuan Gong and Drum is a folk percussion performance popular in Taiyuan, Jinzhong, and Lyuliang cities in North China's Shanxi province.

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    Buddhism was introduced to Shanxi province as early as the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220) and became quite popular in the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-581).

  • Walking on Stilts


    Cai Gaoqiao, or walking on stilts, is another popular traditional performance of the Spring Festival, especially in Northern China.

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