China Post has issued a set of "Chinese opera" special stamps.
Chinese opera is a popular form of drama and musical theatre in China with roots going back as far as the third century CE. There are numerous regional branches of Chinese opera, of which the
Beijing opera is one of the most notable.
The stamps depict:
Conversation between personages;
Banging the drums;
Pingtan performance (Pingtan is a form of traditional Chinese storytelling. This
performance usually intermixes speaking and singing, and is accompanied by
percussion or other instruments);