Visitors to the Forbidden City will be able to see the two recently discovered opera programmes after the documents are preserved. Photo: Phoebe Zhang

Is China’s New Year’s Gala as old as the Qing dynasty? Forbidden City discovery lifts curtain on imperial celebrations

  • Staff at Palace Museum discover 260-year-old opera programmes during renovation
  • Exhibits reveal casts and songs for event in 24th year of Qianlong’s reign
Topic |   China Society

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Visitors to the Forbidden City will be able to see the two recently discovered opera programmes after the documents are preserved. Photo: Phoebe Zhang
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