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霸王别姬 wáng Bié The Conqueror Bids Farewell to His Favorite Concubine (tragic opera by Mei Lanfang 梅蘭芳|梅兰芳[Mei2 Lan2 fang1]) / Farewell My Concubine (1993 film by Chen Kaige)
梅兰芳 Méi Lán fāng Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), famous master of Beijing opera, specialist in female roles
梅派 Méi pài the Mei Lanfang School / see 梅蘭芳|梅兰芳[Mei2 Lan2 fang1]
程砚秋 Chéng Yàn qiū Cheng Yanqiu (1904-1958), famous Beijing opera star, second only to 梅蘭芳|梅兰芳[Mei2 Lan2 fang1]
蓄须明志 míng zhì to grow a beard as a symbol of one's determination (as Mei Lanfang 梅蘭芳|梅兰芳[Mei2 Lan2 fang1] growing a beard and refusing to perform for the Japanese)


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