During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds. Written by
Michael C. Berch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Comrade! Why in Beijing opera are woman's roles traditionally played by men?
I don't know. Most probably a remnant of the reactionary and patriarchal social structure.
No. It's because only a man knows how a woman is supposed to act.
Referenced in 8 ½ Women