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'Female Inmate Being Transfered For Retrial' Beijing [Peking] Opera sung by Mei Lanfang [as Su San] and Xiao Changhua [as Chong Gongdao], accompanied by Mei Lanfang Troupe Band. Two records, four sides; 33 1/3 rpm. This piece is largely a dialogue between a former prostitute, Su San, and her police escort, Chong Gongdao. The conversation takes place while the two travel from Hongtong County to Taiyuan for Su San's retrial. They discuss the corruption of the government's law enforcement organs and the social evils that subject powerless women to misery and injustice. However, the dialogue also recognizes the understanding and consideration shown by Chong to Su San.