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Cross dressing for Peking Opera

2015-05-13 10:02

By (chinadaily.com.cn)

Cross dressing for Peking Opera

Guo Jiafu applies makeup before a performance in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, on May 7. The 29-year-old man earned fame as a popular Peking opera singer dressing and singing as a woman, or a "nan dan", meaning man who plays a female role. 1.8 meters tall, the sturdy man has been playing "nan dan" for 16 years, a practice established at a time when women were forbidden to take the stage. [Photo/CFP]

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