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A comprehensive information website about Chinese shadow puppetry

Chinese Shadow Puppetry | Northern Central China

A comprehensive information website about Chinese shadow puppetry

Traditional Thai puppets. Love the details around the eyes!

Photo Credit: Ernie Reyes It is said that shadow puppets originated in China, over 2000 years ago. Legend tells of an Emperor so heart.

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Chinese Shadow Puppetry, Shadow Puppet Show, Piying, Folk Performance

Two thousand years before the advent of cinematography, Chinese people had already started to use tricks of light to create moving images telling stories. Shadow puppetry first appeared in the Han Dynasty (206 BC - AD 220) and has remained an influential part of the Chinese culture ever since.

Two thousand years before the advent of cinematography, Chinese people had already started to use tricks of light to create moving images telling stories.

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