Jiànjué (). In jiànjué the first two fingers are extended together while the thumb holds the last two fingers against the palm. Jiànjué is a pointing gesture used in nuo excorcism rites. In jingju the jiànjué is used during sequences where the actor uses a jiàn (sword) or when the actor is showing anger.
This gesture is also used in wuxiapian films.
Ching, G. (2005). “The Sword & the Chalice: Master Zhang Anji Reveals the Secrets of Drunken Sword.” Kungfu Magazine. Jan/Feb.
Riley, J. (1997). Chinese Theatre and the Actor in Performance. Cambridge, UK:Cambridge University
Scott, A.C. (2001). The Classical Theatre of China. Mineola, NY:Dover Publications.
“Finger Gestures of the Sword.” (nd). Taoist Culture and Information Center glossary.