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Links to Internet Materials to accompany the feature article “The Qin: China’s Most Revered Musical Instrument”

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INTRODUCTION TO THE QIN

UNESCO‘s intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity site includes a short description of the Qin, photographs, and a brief video (just over four minutes) narrated in English. the music includes singing with the qin, and some strains of yang Guan san Die are heard in the background. Playing techniques and some of the symbolism involved in the Qin’s construction are also discussed. url: http://tiny.cc/p7cksw

CONTEXT, HISTORY, AND SYMBOLISM OF THE QIN

Wang Fei and her sister Annie have created three short, seven-to-ten-minute, videos introducing the Qin in English, explaining its context and history, and offering several performances. For parts two and three, search “English Guqin presentation by Wang Fei.” url: http://tiny.cc/z6cksw