Qionghua Guild Hall

As early as in Ming Dynasty, Foshan had the earliest association of Cantonese opera teams, Qionghua Guild Hall. In Qing Dynasty, the saying went that “Bahe comes after Jiqing, and Jiqing comes after Qionghua”. In Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, the industries, commerce and handcrafts businesses in Foshan were very prosperous, with abundant goods and numerous Guild Halls. Qionghua Assemably Hall was the place for the local Cantonese teams to participate in contests and performances in celebrating festivals.

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