Product: Peking Opera Jiu Jiang Kou- Chuang Gong
Starring: Yang Chi, Jiang Qihu, Guan Bo
Performed by the First Troupe of China National Peking Opera Company
Published by Beijing Culture & Art Audio-Visual Publishing House, 2005
Media: 1 DVD
This performance is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of China Peking Opera Theatre.
Battle of Jiujiang River Mouth, At the Mouth of Jiujiang River, The Mouth of Jiujiang River - Intrude the Palace
At the end of the Yuan Dynasty (1206-1368), insurgences were rising. Headers of the uprising army corps around the country proclaimed themselves king one after another. They revolted against the rule of the Yuan Dynasty on the one hand, on the other hand they went on a punitive expedition to each other and competed the dominant position. Of them there were three powerful warlords who respectively occupied a large area, named Northern Han King Chen Youliang (1320-1363), Gusu King Zhang Shicheng (1321-1367), and Jinling King Zhu Yuanzhang (1328-1417) who is later the first emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
Warlord Chen Youliang, who consults with his Marshal Zhang Dingbian, forms an ally with Zhang Shicheng against Zhu Yuanzhang. Chen marries off his daughter to Zhang's son to strengthen the ties between the two. Zhang's son is captured by Zhu's troop in an ambush on his way to greet his fiancee. Then one of Zhu's generals, Hua Yunlong, disguises himself as Chen's would-be son-in-law in purpose of leading Chen's troops into an ambush. Chen's marshal sees through the conspiracy, intrudes the palace where the wedding ceremony is holding and arrests the spy general so-called son-in-law, but his action upsets his lord who fears of the break of ally with Zhang. Then Chen turns down his marshal's persuasion and deposes his, leads the troops to Yushan on time and wishes to meet Zhang's force to attack Zhu. In result Chen is defeated and hounded by his enemy. At a critical moment, his loyal and deposed marshal rescues him at the mouth of the Jiujiang River.