Dyachkova L. G., Tszyian L.

The formation of shadow theater in the China`s folk

The very name of the shadow theater presentation of shadows, or “representation of the magic lantern” (“Ying Deng Xi”) allows you to see the relationship of terms, came to China from the West. Confirms this guess the fact that in 1896, the movie was seen as a variant of shadow theater and called the same term «in-cy».

Keywords: art history, China, drama, puppets, shadow theater, types of dolls, драма, история искусства, Китай, куклы, театр теней, типы кукол