Han Xiaochuang (Han Hsiao-ch'uang) 1820?-1880

A famous performer of zidishu (Mandarin-language narrative singing genre popular with the Manchus) who also authored many of the pieces he performed. He was born in what is now Liaoning province and spent much of his life in Shenyang. There, he was involved in the setting up of the Zhilan shishe.