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Singing and dancing were performed at the Chinese court as early as the Chou
dynasty (c. 1122-221 bc). An anecdote describes a case of realistic acting in 402
bc, when the chief jester of the court impersonated mannerisms of a recently ...
Dorgon Although he never bore the title of emperor during his lifetime, the
Manchu prince Dorgon played a leading part in establishing the Ch'ing dynasty
in China and was the first of his house to wield effective power there. Dorgon was
... specific bird and animal emblems to designate each of the nine ranks of civil
and military officials having been adopted by the Ming in 1391. When the
Manchus overthrew the Ming in 1644 and Manchu established the Ch'ing
dynasty, it was ...
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