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New show set to bring legendary guqin piece to life

By Chen Nan | China Daily | Updated: 2017-12-07 07:37

Guanglingsan is one of the most important pieces in Chinese music history for guqin, a plucked seven-string Chinese instrument from the zither family with a history of more than 3,000 years. It is closely related to Ji Kang, a celebrated Chinese scholar, musician and poet from the Western Jin Dynasty (265-316).

Ji was known as one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, a group of Chinese scholars, writers and musicians of the Wei (220-265) and Jin (265-420) dynasties.

When he turned 40, Ji refused to work as an official for the court and was framed and sentenced to death.

New show set to bring legendary guqin piece to life

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