梅蘭芳 (江蘇泰州) Mei Lanfang from Taizhou (Jiangsu, China)

Received in early August 2013 via Postcrossing private swap.  Thanks Liu Jin! :)

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Mei Lanfang (simplified Chinese: 梅兰芳; traditional Chinese: 梅蘭芳; pinyin: Méi Lánfāng) (October 22, 1894 – August 8, 1961) was one of the most famous Peking opera artists in modern history, exclusively known for his qingyi roles, a type of dan role. Méi Lánfāng is his stage name, and in Chinese it is generally considered a feminine name. His real name was Méi Lán (Chinese: 梅瀾). Mei, Shang Xiaoyun, Cheng Yanqiu and Xun Huisheng were known as Four Great Dan in the golden era of Peking Opera.

(Thanks Wikipedia!)

He’s originally from Taizhou, Jiangsu (江蘇泰州). That’s why Liu sent me this postcard. :)

 

Lovely stamps:

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