The Xi'an Incident
Over fifty Amadeus speakers installed featuring ‘3D Sound’ control, nearly seven hundred actors and twenty giant 30-foot soft LED screens create a re-enactment of the ‘Xi’an Incident’ commemorating the event’s 80th anniversary. Amadeus, based in France, one of the premiere manufacturers of high-end sound reinforcement systems and custom studio speakers, has announced a 50-speaker install with ‘3D Sound’ control.
The sound system compliments twenty 30-foot giant ‘soft LED’ screens and performances of 700 actors in China’s first live event dramatizing the historical 1938 ‘Xi’an Incident’ – which is credited to have created modern China. The State-run theater is located in the exact location where the ‘Xi’an Incident’ happened.
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The ‘Xi'an Incident’ live show relates to ...the kidnapping of the Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek while visiting disaffected Manchurian troops at Xi'an. Chiang was captured by conspirators headed by Zhang Xueliang, who attempted to force him to give up his campaign against the communists and lead a national war against the Japanese, who had occupied Manchuria in 1931. After Chiang had refused to accede to their demands, the communists, headed by Zhou Enlai, also became involved in the negotiations and eventually Chiang was released, having promised to take a more active role against the Japanese and to allow local autonomy to the communists. Zhang Xueliang was imprisoned by Chiang, but the incident led to limited cooperation between the communists and the Kuomintang against the Japanese,as described by the Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford.