Dizi: the Chinese transverse flute

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...

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...

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...

Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s G20 concert serenades world leaders with ‘global language’ of music

A Chinese choir serenaded world leaders during a lakeside concert on Sunday night after the start of the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou. Held...

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