China's bronze art flourished in the Shang and Zhou (c.16th century - 256 BC) dynasties, a period spanning most of China's slavery society and the start of its feudal society. In this period, bronze forging became the most important handicraft manufacturing sector, when large numbers of imposing bronze wares were produced to cater to the need of aristocrats and slave owners for daily and ritual uses.
The new Shangyin Opera House celebrated its grand opening on Sept 15 with an original opera production He Luting, one of the most influential composers and music educators in modern Chinese history.
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