bailian pagoda, kunqu opera, ming dynasty, philanthropist, wang ji

A Monk Who Reincarnated Into His Friend’s Family After Death

This is the story of a monk’s reincarnation. Kunqu Opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the local melody of Kunshan and subsequently came to dominate Chinese theater from the 16th to the 18th centuries. Wang Ji, a Kunqu Opera writer in the Ming Dynasty, is also known as ...

Helen London

Kunqu Opera.