‘Harmony of Heart and Guqin’ opens in Nantong
2018-05-07 18:07:00


A Sino-Japanese cultural exchange exhibition, themed as the "Harmony of Heart and Guqin", was opened at Nantong Museum in Nantong City, Jiangsu province, on May 6.

Organized by Nantong Museum, Nantong Xuanyuantang Culture Communication and the Japan Society for Promotion of Guqin, the exhibition displayed a collection of guqin as well as 80 Chinese and Japanese paintings themed on the plucked seven-string Chinese musical instrument. The exhibits included ancient guqin instruments from the Song (960—1279), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties collected by Nantong Museum. The exhibition, which will last until June 18, also includes guqin performances, academic lectures and other series of activities.

The Guqin, also known as the Yaoqin and Yuqin, is one of the oldest plucked instruments in China with a history dating back more than 3,000 years. In 2003, guqin music was listed in the second batch of "Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by UNESCO. In 2008, the Mei’an Guqin Art School that originated in Nantong city was included in the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.

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