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The Flower Princess (Di Nü Hua): The First Translation of China’s Best-Loved Cantonese Opera

The Flower Princess is the first Cantonese opera script to be translated into English. Dramatizing the fall of the Ming dynasty in 1644, this opera intertwines themes of ethnic identity, heroic loyalty, and romantic love.  Since its composition in 1957, The Flower Princess has been memorized by devoted fans and has taught Chinese history and poetry to an entire generation.

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