183 Beijing Operas - Xing Xingdan - Number 108
Beijing Opera - "Skyscraper Mountain" ("Motian Mountain")
Xing Xingdan means "Orangutang Courage." Xing Xingdan with a blue symbolic face was a character in the opera "Skyscraper Mountain." It is the story of the book "The Biography of a Punitive Expedition toward East." Xing Xingdan was the commander general of Motian Mountain. Confident that the difficult terrain of Motian Mountain was impassable, he neglected his defences. Tang general Xue Rengui defeated him by a clever ruse and captured the mountain.
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