Origins of Chinese Music
From the early days, musical instruments in China were made from everyday items: hunting tools, trees, bamboo and even bones. During the Zhou dynasty, there were about 70 instruments. Today, there are hundreds.
But have you ever wondered how these musical instruments in China came about? Well, in this book, the evolution of Chinese music over the centuries is examined, from prehistoric times, through the Qin, Han, Sui, and Tang dynasties, all the way to our modern times.
Indeed, this book holds a treasury of fascinating information and stories pertaining to Chinese musical instruments. This is definitely something any music lover should have in their collection.
Compiled by Lim SK
Illustrated by Fu Chunjiang
Translated by Wong Huey Khey