Suzhou Pingtan

Wang Zhoushi

, Photo 1: Suzhou Pingtan, Known as “Pearl of Jiangnan”         Suzhou Pingtan is a kind of local folk art sung and performed in Suzhou dialect. It is a kind of Talk-and-sing art originated in Suzhou. It is very popular in the Jiangnan area and is commonly known as “storytelling.” Suzhou Pingtan is a general term for Pinghua and Tanci. Pinghua only says but does not sing, Tanci says and sings, the actors play and sing by themselves, and

Su zhou, China

Photo 1:Suzhou, China         Suzhou is located in the Yangtze River Delta Plain in the southeast of Jiangsu Province. It borders Shanghai in the east, Zhejiang in the south, Taihu Lake in the west, and the Yangtze River in the north, with transportations extending in all directions. Suzhou is one of the most important historical and cultural cities and scenic tourist cities in China. Suzhou is rich in water resources, with