Huai'an China Culture Local Folk Arts
Huaiju Opera
Also known as Jianghuai Plays, Huaiju Opera is one of the main operas in Jiangsu Province, and is popular in Jiangsu province and Shanghai city. As the major place of origin and popular region, Huai’an has 4 professional Huaiju Opera troupes at present. With a history of over 100 years, Huaiju originated from Yangge and work song in the countryside, and later absorbed elements from Kunqu Opera and Anhui Opera. Its famous plays include "White Snake Legend", "Generals of the Yang Family", "Teeth Mark Story", "Qin Xianglian" and so on.