Cultural Experience of Peking Opera Facial Make-ups




Chinese Cultural Activity—Experience of Peking Opera Facial Make-ups

On November 28, 2013, the Chinese Language Teaching Center organized a cultural experience of Peking Opera facial make-ups, allowing the overseas students to get to know Peking Opera and its distinctive facial make-ups.

The cultural experience began with the video ‘Farewell to My Concubine (Ba Wang Bie Ji in Chinese)’. Then Prof. Fu Yun introduced the musical instruments, well-known names and schools, and four roles in Peking Opera. Prof. Fu especially explained the 12 facial make-ups and meanings of each color. Finally, students painted their favorite facial make-ups.

This activity helped overseas students to understand Peking Opera as well as traditional Chinese culture. They all think it fascinating and look forward to more similar activities.