Origin of the name
Pingju is one of the most influential local dramas in China. As early as the end of the 19th century, poor farmers in Tangshan, Hebei, made a living by singing lotus flowers during the slack in farming. Professional lotus artists gradually appeared around 1890. Lianhualuo, also known as "Laozi", is a long-term popular rap art among the folks. Pingu was developed based on Lianhualuo. Later, the northeast folk song and dance "Beng Beng" spread into the pass, so the Lianhua Luo artists in Hebei quickly absorbed this art, and began to sing such as "Wang Erxiao Catch Foot", " Wang Erjie Sifu ", "Yang Ershe Alms " "Aunt Wang saw a big jar", "Clove Cut Meat", " Anjan Gives Rice " and other repertoires, which are deeply loved by local farmers.