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Shadow Puppet

Shadow puppet play, also called "shadow play" or "lamp shadow play", is a kind of folk drama perfoming with the animal skins or cardboard silhouette lighted by lamp. 
Shadow puppet play is a traditional Chinese ancient folk art, they call it "LvPiYing" in old peking. According to historical records, shadow play began in the western Han dynasty, developed in Tang dynasty, thrived in Qing dynasty, in Yuan dynasty, spreaded to west Asia and Europe, it has a long history and goes back to ancient times.
In 2011, the Chinese puppet shadow play was absorbed in human intangible cultural heritage representative list.