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Zither playing: Pounding the Clothes

Updated: 2009-08-21 15:03

A candidate plays Chinese seven-stringed zither during a music instrument playing competition organized by China's Central Television in 2009. The ancient music, entitled “Pounding the Clothes”, was created in Tang Dynasty (618-907). It tells a story of a woman missing her husband, who was forced to leave home and defend the country against invasion, as she washed clothes by pounding on the rocks near the stream.  

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