DRAGON DANCE AND LION DANCE _ 0598

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Dragon dance is a form of traditional dance and performance in Chinese culture. Like the lion dance it is most often seen in festive celebrations. The dance is performed by a team of dancers who manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon using poles positioned at regular intervals along the length of the dragon. The dance team mimics the supposed movements of this river spirit in a sinuous, undulating manner.
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TAIWAN SHI GENERAL TROUPES SYMBOLISM FACIAL MASK _ 0597

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After the retreat of the Republic of China to Taiwan in 1949, Peking opera there took on a special status of “political symbolism”, in which the Kuomintang government encouraged the art form over other forms of performance in an attempt to claim a position as the sole representative of Chinese culture. This often occurred at the expense of traditional Taiwanese opera. Due to its status as a prestigious art form with a long history, Peking opera has indeed been studied more and received more monetary support than other forms of theater in Taiwan. However, there has also been a competing movement towards advocating native opera to differentiate Taiwan from the mainland. In September 1990, when the Kuomintang government participated in a state-sponsored mainland cultural event for the first time, a Taiwanese opera group was sent, possibly to emphasize “Taiwaneseness”.
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Mapcards of Taiwan
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TEA GARDEN _ 0086

Tea Garden

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Taste Of Singapore
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