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Beijing Opera

jīng jù
Kyougeki
Beijing Opera Scroll

京劇 is the title for "Beijing Opera".

Because it's the opera of the capital, this is seen as the national opera of China. Therefore, this title can also be translated as, "Classical Chinese Opera".

gē jù
kageki
Opera Scroll

歌劇 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for opera.

This term applies in almost all cases to western opera versus Asian operas or musical plays.

hóu wáng
Monkey King Scroll

猴王 is the short title for "Monkey King". This can refer to the character made famous by the ancient novel, Journey to the West.

This literally reads "Monkey King". However, this title is open to interpretation, and could be used for someone who is the boss of the primate exhibit at the zoo, or certain characters in Chinese opera.


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Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Beijing Opera京劇
京剧
Kyougeki / Kyogekijīng jù / jing1 ju4 / jing ju / jingjuching chü / chingchü
Opera歌劇
歌剧
kagekigē jù / ge1 ju4 / ge ju / gejuko chü / kochü
Monkey King猴王hóu wáng / hou2 wang2 / hou wang / houwang
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition


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jìng
    jing4
ching
 
    じょう
Monkey King Scroll
clean; completely; only; net (income, exports etc); (Chinese opera) painted face male role
(female given name) Jou
vimala. Clean, pure; to cleanse, purify; chastity. In Buddhism it also has reference to the place of cleansing, the latrine, etc. Also 浄 and 净; clear

京劇


京剧

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jīng jù
    jing1 ju4
ching chü
 kyougeki; keigeki / kyogeki; kegeki
    きょうげき; けいげき
Monkey King Scroll
Beijing opera; CL:場|场[chang3],齣|出[chu1]
classical Chinese opera

武術


武术

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wǔ shù
    wu3 shu4
wu shu
 bujutsu
    ぶじゅつ
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military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫; CL:種|种[zhong3]
(1) {MA} martial arts; military arts; (2) (See 武術太極拳) wushu; modern sport derived from traditional Chinese martial arts

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dàn
    dan4
tan
 tan
    はじむ
dawn; morning; daybreak; day; dan, female roles in Chinese opera (traditionally played by specialized male actors)
(given name) Hajimu
Dawn; dawn

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piào
    piao4
p`iao
    piao
 hyou / hyo
    ひょう
ticket; ballot; banknote; CL:張|张[zhang1]; person held for ransom; amateur performance of Chinese opera; classifier for groups, batches, business transactions
(n,n-suf,ctr) (1) (sometimes びょう, ぴょう as a suffix) vote; ballot; (n-suf,n) (2) label; ticket; tag; stub

三弦

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sān xián
    san1 xian2
san hsien
 sangen
    さんげん
sanxian, large family of 3-stringed plucked musical instruments, with snakeskin covered wooden soundbox and long neck, used in folk music, opera and Chinese orchestra
three-stringed instrument; samisen

乾旦

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qián dàn
    qian2 dan4
ch`ien tan
    chien tan
male actor playing the female role (Chinese opera)

二黃


二黄

see styles
èr huáng
    er4 huang2
erh huang
one of the two chief types of music in Chinese opera; Peking opera; also written 二簧[er4 huang2]; see also 西皮[xi1 pi2]

京胡

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jīng hú
    jing1 hu2
ching hu
 kyouko / kyoko
    きょうこ
jinghu, a smaller, higher-pitched erhu 二胡 (two-stringed fiddle) used to accompany Chinese opera; also called 京二胡
jinghu (2-stringed Chinese instrument played with a bow); (female given name) Kyouko

亮相

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liàng xiàng
    liang4 xiang4
liang hsiang
to strike a pose (Chinese opera); (fig.) to make a public appearance; to come out in public (revealing one's true personality, opinions etc); (of a product) to appear on the market or at a trade show etc

內場


内场

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nèi chǎng
    nei4 chang3
nei ch`ang
    nei chang
inner area (of a place that has an outer area); the kitchen of a restaurant (as opposed to the dining area); infield (baseball etc); (Chinese opera) the area behind the table on the stage

全本

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quán běn
    quan2 ben3
ch`üan pen
    chüan pen
 zenmoto
    ぜんもと
whole edition; whole performance (of Chinese opera)
(surname) Zenmoto

劇壇


剧坛

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jù tán
    ju4 tan2
chü t`an
    chü tan
 gekidan
    げきだん
the world of Chinese opera; theatrical circles
the stage; the theatrical world

反串

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fǎn chuàn
    fan3 chuan4
fan ch`uan
    fan chuan
(Chinese opera) to play a role outside of one's specialty; (modern) to play a transvestite role; to masquerade as an opponent

叫板

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jiào bǎn
    jiao4 ban3
chiao pan
to signal the musicians (in Chinese opera, by prolonging a spoken word before attacking a song); (coll.) to challenge

名伶

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míng líng
    ming2 ling2
ming ling
famous actor or actress (Chinese opera)

外場


外场

see styles
wài chǎng
    wai4 chang3
wai ch`ang
    wai chang
 gaiba
    がいば
outer area (of a place that has an inner area); dining area of a restaurant (as opposed to the kitchen); outfield (baseball etc); area outside a venue (e.g. exterior of a stadium); field (maintenance, testing etc); (Chinese opera) the area in front of the table on the stage
{math} external field; (place-name) Sotoba

大戲


大戏

see styles
dà xì
    da4 xi4
ta hsi
large-scale Chinese opera; Beijing opera; major dramatic production (movie, TV series etc)

套數


套数

see styles
tào shù
    tao4 shu4
t`ao shu
    tao shu
song cycle in Chinese opera; (fig.) a series of tricks; polite remarks; number of (things that are counted in 套[tao4], like houses)

小嗓

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xiǎo sǎng
    xiao3 sang3
hsiao sang
falsetto (in Chinese opera)

戯曲

see styles
 gikyoku
    ぎきょく
(1) drama; play; (2) Chinese opera

戲曲


戏曲

see styles
xì qǔ
    xi4 qu3
hsi ch`ü
    hsi chü
Chinese opera

旦角

see styles
dàn jué
    dan4 jue2
tan chüeh
dan, female roles in Chinese opera (traditionally played by specialized male actors)

正旦

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zhèng dàn
    zheng4 dan4
cheng tan
 seitan / setan
    せいたん
starring female role in a Chinese opera
(given name) Seitan

正生

see styles
zhèng shēng
    zheng4 sheng1
cheng sheng
 shōshō
    まさみ
starring male role in a Chinese opera
(personal name) Masami
reality of the present life

武打

see styles
wǔ dǎ
    wu3 da3
wu ta
acrobatic fighting in Chinese opera or dance

武旦

see styles
wǔ dàn
    wu3 dan4
wu tan
female military role in a Chinese opera

武生

see styles
wǔ shēng
    wu3 sheng1
wu sheng
 mushuu / mushu
    むしゅう
male military role in a Chinese opera
(place-name) Mushuu

男旦

see styles
nán dàn
    nan2 dan4
nan tan
male actor playing the female role (Chinese opera)

盔頭


盔头

see styles
kuī tou
    kui1 tou5
k`uei t`ou
    kuei tou
decorated hat or helmet in Chinese opera to characterize role

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