Chinese English Dictionary

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PinYin kāi piān    Simplified 开篇    Traditional 開篇
  1. start of literary work
  2. opening song of ballad in Tanci style 彈詞|弹词[tan2 ci2]

Chinese meanings
  1. kāipiān
    ①弹词演唱故事之前先弹唱的一段唱词,自为起讫,作为正书的引子,也可以单独表演。江苏、浙江有些地方戏曲演出前,有时附加内容与正戏无关的唱段,也叫开篇。如越剧开篇、沪剧开篇。
    ②指著作的开头。

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