Chinese Traditional Opera Xun Qin Ji Spread to Ryukyu
Abstract: There was a Chinese traditional opera material Ryukyu Juwen He Jie (Ryukyu Drama Text andExplanation) collected in the University of Tokyo in Japan, which recording the performance of Chinese traditional opera in the Edo period. It received a total of five plays, all of them had been lost, Die Bao was one of them.The story of Die Bao was as the same as Chinese Xun Qin Ji in the dynasties of Ming and Qing. Through comparative research on the plays of Die Bao and Xun Qin Ji, and based on the changqiang qupai (the names of the tunes) recording in Xun Qin Ji, this paper explored the changqiang music of Die Bao, to provide a reference for recovery performance of Die Bao in Ryukyu, and meanwhile increased instances to know the Chinese traditional opera spread to overseas (Ryukyu) in dynasties of Ming and Qing.
Key Words: Chinese traditional opera, Xun Qin Ji (storyof tracing), spread to, Ryukyu, Die Bao, changqiang (melodies for the singing part in a Chinese opera), comparative research