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Date de Représentation [Unknown] Unknown
Personnes Représentations Wu Shaoming ([Acteur] Actor) (Kui-xing)
Production/Mise en Scène Nuo Art Theater of Chizhou, Kui-xing Choosing a Champion
Pièce Kui-xing Choosing a Champion
Lieu de Représentation China
Notes de Représentation This piece shows how the deity Kui-xing selects a champion from among the students taking the imperial examinations. "Kui-xing" translates to "Star of Kui"; the term originally denoted the first (or primary) of the seven stars ("qi-dou") in the southern sky. As a result, "Kui" eventually absorbed the meaning of "champion," and therefore "Kui-xing" is the deity who selects champions.