Cultural Inheritors: How to decode the facial mask of Peking Opera

In ancient Egypt, makeup was widely popular for both men and women seeking to show off their wealth and appeal to the gods. Peking Opera, with its 230-year tradition, on the other hand, has been using makeup to identify human nature through typical traits, whether it's age, gender, personality or emotions. In fact, in Peking Opera, facial makeup plays an essential part in helping identify its various roles. The Vibe's Qi Jie meets Zhao Nan, the 4th generation inheritor of the art of facial mask, to learn about her incredible coming-of-age story of carrying on her family mantle and the legacy of this craft.

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