On March 28, 2023, China Leping, the hometown of Jiangxi Opera, accompanied by “Guo Zi Yi Pin”, launched a series of huge-sized urban cultural propaganda films on the NASDAQ screen in Times Square of New York. It comes to stages at the world’s crossroads by dominating the screens. The charm of Leping lies in its unique culture and long history. It is known as the “Museum of Chinese Ancient Theater”, and its rich cultural heritage especially “Hongma Culture” inherited in China. Now it has once again drawn the attention of the world, displaying the charm of China on the international stage.
Leping City, known as Jiangyouming District since ancient times, is located in the northeast of Jiangxi Province, bordering Jingdezhen in the north, Dexing and Wuyuan in the east, Yingtan in Wanwan in the south and Peduyang in the west. It is named after “Le ‘an River in the south and Pinglin in the north”.
Leping is a famous cultural city with a long history. Since the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty, the county has a history of 1841, known as the “article of the state”. Here mountains and rivers Zhong Xiu, rich products, scenic gems, talented people, has always been “poetry and books cultural relics, a in his county. And the shape of the holy temple, also in his county. Hong Hao, a famous official of the Southern Song Dynasty, was detained for 15 years and returned to the State of Jin. Ma Duanlin, a historian of the Southern Song Dynasty, spent 20 years writing a General Examination of Literature, which was praised as “Hong Gong’s integrity and Ma’s articles”. Leping is the “Museum of Chinese Ancient Opera Stage”, which still retains 458 ancient opera stages integrating architecture, sculpture, craft, painting and literature. The construction period began in the Ming and Qing Dynasties and spanned more than 500 years, so it is named “the Hometown of Chinese Ancient Opera Stage”. Nanyao site of Tang Dynasty was selected as one of the “Top ten New Discoveries” of national archaeology in 2013 and listed as a provincial historical and cultural city.
Jiangxi Opera is the bright cultural name card of Leping. “Leping not only has a professional Ganju creation team, more than 400 professional Ganju opera practitioners, more than 170 classes, and more than 1000 people all year round, there are Jiangxi Opera performances in urban and rural areas every year, the city’s mass cultural activities of learning Jiangxi Opera, singing Ganju opera, performing Jiangxi Opera everywhere. Opera performances and the construction of the ancient stage go hand in hand with the phenomenon of the country is unique.
In recent years, Leping City has raised a huge amount of money to build Jiangxi Opera theme cultural square, Chinese Ancient Opera museum, to popularize Jiangxi Opera and ancient opera culture to the public; It has carried out the activities of ” Jiangxi Opera into the Campus and the Countryside”, built the brand of ” Jiangxi Opera Culture Week” and the village of Ganju culture, carried forward the Ganju culture, and enjoyed the reputation of “the Hometown of Chinese ancient Opera” and “the Hometown of Folk Culture and art of Jiangxi Province (the Hometown of Jiangxi Opera “. At the end of 2021, Leping won the title of “Hometown of Chinese Folk Culture and Art” by virtue of Jiangxi Opera, which has been popular for thousands of years.