Bangzi (pinyin: bāng zi), also known as bangban, is a Chinese percussion instrument. Around the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties (17th century) in China, it became popular with the rise of Bangzi Opera. The clapper consists of two solid hardwood rods of varying lengths and thicknesses.


  • Pinyin:bāng zi
  • Classification:percussion
  • alias:Bang board
  • Intangible cultural heritage level:national level
  • estate type:Quyi
A ringer used by ancient patrols or yamen to collect and disperse people's knocks. Made of bamboo or hollowed out wood. The second chapter of "Water Margin": "In the front and back of Zhuang, Zhuangdong and Zhuangxi, three or four hundred Shijiazhuang households heard the sound of bangs, all dragged guns and sticks, gathered three or four hundred people, and all went to Shijiazhuang ."
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"Joke Tan" is a form of folk singing, which has the form of opera. Its performances are often interspersed in the middle of Meihu plays, appearing at the request of the audience.
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Bangzi is used in all kinds of Chinese national bands. It was first used to accompany various Bangzi tunes and got its name. It is often used in strong beats to increase the dramatic atmosphere.
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Generally, it is made of red sandalwood and mahogany, and in some places, it is made of jujube heart. The material must be firm and dry, and there should be no scars or splits. The appearance is smooth, with moderate arcs and corners.
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