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青衣 (lit. Blue Clothes)

Novel by Bi Feiyu.

'Blue Clothes' refers to a role in Peking Opera, usually representing a married woman, or a woman of a certain age. The story tells of an aging opera diva, Xiao Yanqiu, and her mad fixation on a role she believes has made her divine.


The Moon Opera

Translated by Howard Goldblatt, November, 2007


The Moon Opera Telegram Books Nov. 2007 UK

Original Publications:

青衣 Yangtze River Art and Literature Publishing House 2003, May (Mainland China)