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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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Shanghai Style Storytelling

Shanghai Style Storytelling(沪书) is a folk art, popular in Shanghai Songjiang, Fengxian, Nanhui and other places. It is an important part of Shanghai culture. It has nearly a hundred years of history. One man play the show, all talk and sing by himself, accompanied by percussion cymbals with chopsticks. So it was also called "cymbal-book." Traditional repertoire are "Golden Gun Biography" and "Tian Bao Map".


Shanghai style storytelling is local people's favorite book as it use the local language which is familiar with the creation and presentation of content. Shanghai style storytelling also reflects the people's daily life things that promote good punishing evil, describe life with the vivid language. Some dialects are especially vivid and catchy, so it can intermediate and resonate in the masses easily, thus welcomed by the local people. Shanghai style storytelling is widely spread in the suburbs of Shanghai, especially in Huangdu. Shanghai Huangdu storytelling as a kind of theatrical performances is widely loved and welcomed by Huangdu people.


















The creation and lectures Shanghai Huangdu storytelling has a long history, a good tradition and a solid foundation, wide participation of the masses, the penetration rate is very high. According to Huangdu chronicles, Xia Guangfen,Rong Changxian as the representative of the Shanghai style storytelling authors were not afraid of hardship to dig deep folk material, so they created a lot of good work in Shanghai in the early days of the beginning of the establishment of China.

In the spring of 1958, Huangdu Cultural Museum set up a Shanghai style storytelling activity room, trained creative talents and speaker of Shanghai Style Storytelling, meet people's spiritual culture. The formation and development of Shanghai Huangdu storytelling can be divided into two phases.


















The first stage is the early 1980s, when the artistic atmosphere quite thick, Shanghai style storytelling was booming, Shanghai style storytelling member team had grown with the emergence of Feng Peng, Luo Jun, Xu Lixin, Jin Shiliang, Zhou Liquan, Lu Xirong, Jin Shiying, Zhao Shenghua and a number of outstanding creative staff, set up a creative team. "Three Visits to Million Households", "Cow Rejuvenation", "A Telegram," "Farms Storm", "Send Eggs", and other outstanding works of Shanghai style storytelling came out one after another. These works come from the public, from life, with a strong local flavor, promote a new style and a new morality, welcomed by the masses. And it won series award-winning cities and counties in Shanghai Book Club. Although time has passed more than twenty years, but these works still a hot topic of the people.

The second stage is the late 1980s and early 1990s, led to the new generation Huang Zhenliang stand out who caused big vibration in Shanghai style storytelling industry. Huang Zhenliang, a native of Huangdu man, he created and presented Shanghai style storytelling with a lot of weight. In 2004 National thirteenth "Stars Award" awards event, Huang Zhenliang’s performances of Shanghai style storytelling "Hongliu’s Revenge" on behalf of Shanghai to attend the opera class competitions, won the Excellence Award. 




Add on: Songhu Opera
              Shaoxing Opera
              Fengxian Folk Song Opera
              Pudong Storytelling
              Monodrama
              Nanhui Gong and Drum Storytelling





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