Traditional Chinese Arts and Culture2021-08-02T17:43:17-07:00

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Traditional Chinese Arts and Culture

Traditional Chinese Arts and CultureAt the heart of Chinese medicine is its people and culture. These pages explore classical Chinese music, particularly the qin (lute) and erhu, as well as a variety of other ancient cultural practices such as the art of tea.

The Qin (Lute): A Microcosm of Chinese Traditional Culture

WANG HUADE (revered Daoist musician)
WAN LANZHEN (Guangxi musician)
Total running time: 54 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

One of the last recorded presentations by the late Daoist musician Wang Huade, legend of Sichuan folk music, accompanied by well-known Guangxi musician Wan Lanzhen.

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Erhu: The Instrument of Emotion and Character

WAN LANZHEN
Guangxi Musician
Total running time: 54 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

Well-known Guangxi musician Wan Lanzhen plays the erhu, or two-stringed "Chinese violin", displaying its versatility as an instrument commonly used in a variety of modern and classical Chinese music.

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Insights from a Tea Expert (2 parts)

ZHAO FU
Chinese tea expert
Total running time: 239 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, translated into English
by Heiner Fruehauf

In this interview, Zhao Fu, a well-known Chinese tea expert offers folklore, history and other health and medicinal information about one of the oldest traditions in China.

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