Daoist folk musician
Total running time: 27 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf
This video is a tribute to the life and work of the Daoist musician Wang Huade, who used his Qin play to heal himself and others. The Qin is China’s most ancient instrument. It’s structural dimensions were originally designed to reflect the numerological patterns of both macrocosm (the universe) and microcosm (the human body). He recently died at age 86 in Sichuan, but stays alive for us in this interview wherein he transmits his passion for the healing powers of music and traditional Chinese culture.