Shanxi Opera: The End of Yang Silang Yang family of the Song Dynasty stood on the frontline in the war against early Manchu's attempt to turn China into its colony, and all the men in the household died in the battles, except Yang Silang who surrendered to the enemy and became a son-in-law of the Manchu head. When he visited his mother in China with his Manchu wife and Manchu generals and agents, his mother refused him to be called mother by this treacherous son. In shame of being a traitor to his family and his heritage, he killed himself in front of his mother. Shanxi is a province located on Yellow Plateaus with a well-developed opera culture. A Banquet at Third Pass (三关排宴) is a repertoire of Shangdang Clapper opera (上党梆子), an opera originated in Shanxi's Shangdang region and heavily featured with clapper sound in the band.

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