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Jing in Chinese Opera

The Jing (净) is a painted face male role. Depending on the repertoire of the particular troupe, he will play either primary or secondary roles.

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Peking Opera Artist Meng Guanglu

Peking Opera Artist Meng Guanglu

Peking Opera is a synthesis of speech, song, dance and combat. It's known as the national opera of CHina, and is regarded by many as the most refined form of opera in the world. It features four main types of performers, one of which is Jing, the painted face male role.
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Peking Opera-Jing

Peking Opera-Jing

Also known as "painted faces",jing characters-hot tempered, rough and uninhibited men-are characterized by facial makeups.

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The Roles in Beijing Opera

The Roles in Beijing Opera

 In Beijing opera, there are four roles: the male and female roles, the painted-face role, and the comedic role. Every role has its own specific brands.
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The Jing Roles

The Jing Roles

Only "painted face", or jing, usually has facial makeup. They are all male with a rough, bold and uninhibited character. They speak loudly, shout at the slightest provocation and, if irritated, may use force.

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