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This Wrestling Match is an Illusion

A wrestling match between two puppets on a Chinese TV show is not as it appears. It's an old Manchurian folk dance called Er Gui Shuai Jiao (二贵摔跤), which translates to "Too Expensive Wrestling." This type of performance goes back to at least the 17th century.  

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Here's a clip of the same type of performance filmed in Shanghai in 1927.

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