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Angong +lit. peaceful, old man character
Articles +This category contains articles on the Chinese music scene hosted at and elsewhere. Below are a number of ways to browse through the article data.
Artist Location +This category was used as collection of "Artists by Location" categories. It is depreciated now after inclusion of Semantic Mediawiki.
ArtistOrigin +This category is used as input for a number of Forms in this wiki, e.g. for the Origin of Artists.
Artists +Master list of all Chinese bands and solo artists, as well as temporary projects. For a chronological overview of all bands check out the [[Band Forming Timeline]]. All existing pages also offer this form for editing. Please note that at this wiki we distinguish between [[:Category:People|persons]] and [[:Category:Artists|artists]]. As such, especially for solo artists there might be two entries in this wiki. The first, to explain the musical stage presence commonly known by the name, and the second to describe the person behind the stage presence. E.g. [[Jane Zhang]] has released a lot of music under her English name and that is recorded on her artist page. As an individual person however other deeds would be recorded on the page of her Chinese name [[Zhang Liangying]]. Also ''Opera Theater Troupes''([ example list here]) are being listed here, same as orchestras.
AssociatedOperaRole +This property links a given OPERA CHARACTER to an OPERA ROLE
AssociatedOperaStyle +This property links a given OPERA ROLE to an OPERA STYLE, e.g. the role Laosheng to Beijing Opera
AssociatedOperas +This property is used to associate an ENTITY with another Chinese Opera Play, e.g. if a certain opera is being performed individually but actually belongs to another Opera play by being one of its act, then this is property is being used.


BandCountPerCity +This is a property used to analyze the number of ARTISTS in one CITY.
Beijing Opera Resources +This website will be helpful in providing Beijing opera resources in English in a variety of areas: Beijing opera history, performers, role types, play contents/summaries, performance, costume and makeup, international exchanges, and teachers' resources. Each page is organized with a list of books and the corresponding annotations with a quote from each book. Some of the books are listed in two different areas since they contain content relevant to both areas. Scholarly internet resources related to the area are listed at the bottom of the pages. Pictures and videos are interspersed throughout the resources. When pictures are clicked the user is directed to a website with related content.
Blogs +This category contains all blogs related to Chinese music. It is a sub-category of [[:Category:Websites]].
Books +This category contains books relevant to Chinese music, from traditional to modern. There are several thesis papers included here, as far as they have been published in book format. Some of the books are available for free download.


Catalogue +This property is used to collect the catalogue numbers of a resource.
Changgong +(lit. singing):monarchs, officials, scholars
Changkao +(lit. long weapon, full military costume):generals in platform-soled shoes; Changkao wusheng (a flag-carrying and thick-soled martial man) usually portrays a general or a lower military officer who carries four flags on the back of his armour and wears thick-soled boots. Special skills of this role type include fighting on horseback. They express power and honour. In the fighting scenes they must master quick and intricate footwork. Their gestures should be confident and clear and they must master the technique of handling the flags on their back.
China Music Radar +China Music Radar is a blog about the music industry in China, especially the emerging popular music scene and related trends, from independent to mainstream artists. Maintained by Beijing and Shanghai-based promotion company Split Works, CMR is a first-hand resource for the latest news and updates about the country’s burgeoning music industry. +Website in mostly Chinese about Chinese Opera, including Beijing Opera, its masks, costumes and performances.
Chinese Musical Genres +This category contains musical genres that are either originated in China or are not prominent in other parts of the world.
Chinese New Ear +'''Chinese New Ear''' is a website dedicated to map the chinese experimental music & sound art scene. It is a portal to the new music and sound art scene in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and overseas Chinese communities.
Chinese musical instruments +This category contains all Chinese musical instruments documented in this wiki. Most of these instruments are used in [[Traditional]] music of China, though some might also be used in [[Mongolian Folk]] or [[Kazakh Folk]] music, two music styles closely associated with Chinese music. In general each instrument is being classified against the [[:Category:InstrumentClassification|8 Tones classification system]].
Chinese songs +This category lists Chinese songs recorded and documented on this wiki. These songs usually have been written after 1900 and before the 1980s. For elder songs, please have a look at the [[:Category:Traditional Songs|traditional songs of China]] category. For modern songs (1980s plus), please have a look at the [[:Category:Modern Songs|modern songs of China]] category.
Cities +'''Cities''' in China are hubs for the modern music, serving as centres and distributors of new sounds. Check out any cities' page for more information on artists, venues and other music-related issues. The map above should give you an impression not only on the size of China in general, but also on the locations of the various hot spots of music in China. If you prefer a more global approach to the regions, you can also check out [[:Category:Provinces|China's provinces]], and then break down your search.


Dan +The Dan (旦) refers to any female role in Peking opera. Dan roles were originally divided into five subtypes.
Daomadan +(lit. sword and horse):female warrior role of any age; female marshals, generals; the “sword and horse dan” are female warriors fighting on horseback. They wear heavy armour with four flags at the back. Actresses specialising in this type focus on martial arts and acrobatics, although not to the same extent as the wudan actors. Daomadan actresses should be able to sing lengthy arias while at the same time constantly gesticulating with dance-like movements. Sometimes they wear headgear with long pheasant plumes, which they manipulate in various ways. They should, however, maintain their female elegance even amid the turmoil of a battle.
Db:oclc +This property contains the OCLC number of books.
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