anhui, chinese communist party, cultural revolution, huangmei opera, yan fengying

The 7th Fairy Maiden Leaves the Mortal World: Yan Fengying’s Life and Death

She was known as the “Queen of Huangmei Opera.” She brought the little-known Huangmei Opera from a remote, rural mountain village setting onto both stage and big screen. During her short life, Yan Fengying, with her vocal talent, rose from obscurity to become a dazzling star, capturing the hearts of millions of Chinese fans and admirers and she became an adorable icon in the hearts of the nation.   However, as has been the case for numerous ...

Michael Segarty

The 'Queen of Huangmei Opera,' Yan Fengying.