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Jianggu, a kind of storytelling

xiamen.chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: May 5, 2019


Jianggu is a kind of storytelling in Minnan (southern Fujian province) dialect and can be seen in Minnan, Taiwan and Chinese inhabited areas in Southeast Asia.

The performer usually tells stories with vivid and funny slang, proverbs or doggerel, using a dramatic tone, strong facial expressions and body language to attract the audience. It is a popular quyi (traditional Chinese folk entertainment) performance.