Xun Huisheng

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xun.

Xun Huisheng (Chinese: 荀慧生; pinyin: Xún Huìshēng; January 5, 1900 - December 26, 1968, Hebei Province) was one of the four great twentieth century performers of the Dan role type in Jingju with Mei Lanfang, Cheng Yanqiu and Shang Xiaoyun.[1] [2] Xun is best known for his portrayal of huadan roles, women who tended to be more vivacious or even of questionable character.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Peking Opera". China Internet Information Center. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 
  2. ^ Goldstein, Joshua (2007). Drama kings: players and publics in the re-creation of Peking opera, 1870-1937. University of California Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-520-24752-9.