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Performance of National Excellent Plays (celebrating the 50th anniversary of

the founding of the People’s Republic of China), the 6th China National

Theatre Festival, the 5th Chinese Yingshanhong Folk Drama Festival, the first

Chinese Peking Opera Festival, the first International Yueju Opera Art

Collection Performance, the first Chinese Chuanju Opera Festival, the first

Chinese Folk Yueju Opera Festival and the Shantou International Chaoju Opera

Festival. All of these demonstrated that at a turning point for China in the

social, economic and political fields, Chinese drama – which has been deep

in crisis for a long time – has gradually found ways of adapting to the

immense economic pressure of the new social environment, in a situation of

changing artistic appreciation.