Visual Analysis of The Research Hotspots, Frontiers and Trends of Chinese Opera From 2011 To 2020

  • Heng Wu Universiti Putra Malaysia
  • Chiat Fung Loo
  • Jan Cheong Chan


Chinese opera is one of the three primary theater cultures globally, and sorting out its research hotspots and development trends has essential reference significance for the subsequent practical exploration and theoretical research of Chinese opera. This paper applies the CiteSpace visualization software to conduct a scientific quantitative analysis of 5315 articles on Chinese opera in the CSSCI database from 2011 to 2020. The study finds that the core authors’ research fields significantly influence the hotspots and trends in Chinese opera research by analyzing the knowledge structure graph. The core institutions are mainly concentrated in universities and art research centers. However, the cooperation between scholars is relatively weak, and the collaboration between institutions also needs to be strengthened. In the past ten years, the hotspots of Chinese opera research can be roughly summarized as the art of opera, traditional opera, opera artist Mei Lanfang, the transmission and protection of opera. While the frontier of Chinese opera research is modern opera, the latest trend is opera in Qing Dynasty, modern opera, and opera education.


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How to Cite
WU, Heng; LOO, Chiat Fung; CHAN, Jan Cheong. Visual Analysis of The Research Hotspots, Frontiers and Trends of Chinese Opera From 2011 To 2020. Asian Journal of Arts, Culture and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 4, p. 7-22, dec. 2022. ISSN 2710-5830. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 08 june 2023.