Man uses traditional shadow puppets to shame corrupt officials

Updated: 2018-10-11

  NANCHANG - Standing behind a white curtain amid the dramatic sound of drums, Ding Yongfa manipulates silhouette figures to tell the story of a corrupt official brought to justice.

  The traditional Chinese shadow puppet performance - with figures made from cowhide - shows how Yan Peitian, a righteous official, fought a corrupt peer during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

  Behind the curtain is the soul of the performance, the puppeteer who uses his flexible hands and voice to make the small figures stroke their beards, nod their heads, wave their hands and curse others.

  Source: China Daily

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