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Ying Ruocheng Collection of Cao Yu and Beijing People's Art Theatre Photographs

Identifier: KC-19-51-9

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Ying Ruocheng's collected photographs that were previously used for a traveling exhibit. Many of the photographs have pencil inscriptions on the back written in Chinese. The first half of the collection (photographs labeled A through G) includes photographs that illustrate Chinese theatre performances of playwright Cao Yu's plays. The second half of the collection (photographs labeled H-AA) includes stills from other theatre productions performed by the Beijing People's Theatre (BPAT). Cao Yu founded the BPAT in 1952. Ying Ruocheng worked as a theatre translator, director, and actor for the BPAT, including translating the script and acting in the lead role in the 1983 production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.


  • circa 1940-1979, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Materials in this record group (series) are stored onsite, and a minimum of 1 business day is needed to retrieve them for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the materials are advised to contact UMKC University Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Donor has transferred copyright they own


0.5 Linear Feet (UA: On-Site: 1 half-size records box)

Language of Materials



Finding Aid for the Ying Ruocheng Collection of Cao Yu and Beijing People's Art Theatre Photographs
Becky Briggs Becker
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City University Archives Repository

UMKC University Archives
UMKC University Libraries
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Kansas City MO 64110 United States