Gai Jiaotian's Tomb
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David B
Rayong, Thailand9,813 contributions
Dec 2015 • Friends
Gai Jiaotian, also known as Zhang Yingjie, was born in 1888 and died in 1971.

He was one of the most famous singers/actors/acrobats in the Beijing Opera, specializing in the role of "Wusheng" (male characters in battle scenes).

He created his own unique operatic style, combing operatic singing with martial arts and acrobatics.

His most famous role was "Wu Song", a fictional hero in the novel "Water Margin", one of the four most famous classical works in Chinese literature.

While he was born in Hebei Province, he spent most of his life in Shanghai and near-by Hangzhou.

His tomb is on the Yangyong Causeway to the left shortly after heading south you pass Mt Dinglia. It is a simple affair, but worth a stop to pay tribute to a great artist.
Written December 23, 2015
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