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The dizi  is a Chinese transverse flute. These names are likely to have multiple spellings, too, depending on the transliteration used to convert from Chinese...
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Jasmine Flower:Chinese Traditional Music

Mo Li Hua ( "Jasmine Flower") is a popular Chinese folk song. The song dates back to the 18th century. In time, many regional variations were...

Chinese Composer Plays From Rural Roots to Serenade Oscars, Golden Lions

At the turn of the millennium, the surprise blockbuster hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took American and European awards shows by storm. For Tan...
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Traditional Chinese music: instruments and tuning

Many traditional instruments underwent changes in the early to mid 20th century which has a profound effect on the performance and sound of Chinese...
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Lin Daiyu (林黛玉; Pinyin: Lín Dàiyù) is one of the principal characters of Cao Xueqin's classic Chinese novel Dream of the Red Chamber. She...
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Chinese music: The Red Plum Blossoms

In the early 20th century after the end of Imperial China, there were major changes to traditional Chinese music as part of the New...
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Literature about the Yellow Crane Tower

The yellow Crane Tower in Wuhan City is top of the four most famous ancient towers or pavilions in China. The following two poems...

Traditional Chinese Musical Instruments

Ancient Chinese believed that the music could purify people's minds. More than 3,000 years ago, ancient China had some 70 types of musical instruments....
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Spring River in the Flower Moon Night

Zhang Ruoxu (張若虛) was a Chinese poet of the early Tang dynasty from Yangzhou in modern Jiangsu province. He is best known for "Spring...
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The Story of Lady Meng Jiang

Lady Meng Jiang or Meng Jiang Nü (孟姜女), is a Chinese tale, with many variations. Later versions are set in the Qin dynasty, when...

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