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Published: Oct 20, 2022 11:06 PM
Promotion material for the Impression of Liangzhu show Photo: Courtesy of Douban

Promotion material for the Impression of Liangzhu show Photo: Courtesy of Douban

'Impression of Liangzhu' - music concert

China is rich in history and culture. This Shanghai music ­concert will provide audiences with a sound journey through China's Liangzhu Culture, the well-known Neolithic jade culture that made the Yangtze River Delta its home. 

Impression of Liangzhu is the concert's theme. It involves four of China's most representative national instruments, suona, erhu, bamboo flute and pipa. The music of these traditional instruments will be combined with sound effects such as bird tweets, running water and  clinking of ceramic wares. 

Such sounds are used to bring listeners back to the mysterious and romantic ancient Liangzhu Culture. The exhibition is led by young Chinese conductor Chen Zhenxuan.

Discovered in Yuhang county in East China's Zhejiang Province, the Liangzhu Culture dates back to more than 4,000 years ago. Not only were a prolific amount of jade ritual wares discovered at the archeological site, black pottery wares have become a representative relic of the Liangzhu Culture. 

The Liangzhu Culture is one of the major focuses of China's national research program dedicated to investigating the origins of Chinese civilization. 

Where: Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai 

When: November 17, 2022  

Price: From 80 yuan ($11)

'Prince Nezha's Triumph Against the Dragon King' - shadow play 

This show in Wuhan, Hubei Province provides audiences with the opportunity to experience one of China's interesting intangible cultural heritages - shadow puppetry, also known as shadow play. 

The show is inspired by the 1979 animated film Prince Nezha's Triumph Against the Dragon King. The story features Nezha, one of China's most loved mythological characters. 

The show will be performed by Qin Ligang, a puppetry artist who has been officially named as a national-level intangible cultural heritage inheritor of the art form. 

Qin has always shown an interest in using shadow puppets to interpret Chinese stories featuring classic characters such as Nezha and the Monkey King. 

Shadow puppetry is an art form with roots in the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25). Before the emergence of TV and other technological devices, the art form was one of the major types of entertainment for ancient Chinese. 

Where: Yi Yan Tang Yue Space Theater, Wuhan 

When: October 23, 2022  

Price: 80 yuan ($11) 

'Chinese Melody on Piano' - music concert

This music concert in Fuzhou, Fujian Province is a gift for audiences from Chinese musicians who wish for development and prosperity for the motherland.  

Three talented musicians Tang Zhenhua, Zou Jingyi and Tang Zhenyu will perform during the show. Pianist Tang Zhenhua is a well-known artist who has performed more than 400 concerts in China and Europe. 

The concert includes ­nearly 20 patriotic Chinese songs such as "I Love You ­China," "Ode to the Motherland" and "My Motherland."  

It also features nostalgic Chinese songs such as "The Moon Represents My Heart," "Jiu Er" and "The Hulun Buir Grassland."

Where: Culture and Art Center of the Fuzhou University Town, Fuzhou 

When: November 13, 2022 

Price: From 50 yuan ($7)