Yi Li  - 13

183 Beijing Operas - Yi Li - Number 13

Yi Li

Beijing Opera - "The Golden Terrace"

Yi Li with a white eunuch's face in "The Golden Terrace," adapted from an episode in History of the Eastern Zhou. Yi Li was a eunuch serving King Min (r. 300-284 BC) of Qi. King Min was an incompetent ruler who indulged in wine and women and neglected his court duties. Gradually Yi Li assumed control of all state affairs.

"Peking Opera Painted Faces" (Morning Glory Publishers - Beijing 1994) - by Zhao Menglin

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