Min opera (simplified Chinese: 闽剧; traditional Chinese: 閩劇; pinyin: Mǐn jù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Ban-kiok; Foochow Romanized: Mìng-kiŏk), also called Fuzhou drama (Chinese: 福州戲; pinyin: Fúzhōu xì; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hok-chiu-hi; Foochow Romanized: Hók-ciŭ-hié), is one of the major traditional opera forms in Fujian Province. It enjoys a good popularity in Fuzhou, Middle Fujian, East Fujian and North Fujian where Fuzhou dialect is spoken, as well as in Taiwan and Malay Archipelago. Having been evolving for 300 years, Min opera became fixed in the early 20th century.
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