Plucky craftsman helps ancient Chinese instrument resonate with new players

Source: Published: 2017/9/19 18:59:30

Highlights: Wang Qingyang, 41, crafts handmade Guqin, one of China’s oldest musical instruments, in his workshop in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province. Wang, a former illustrator, left a 10-year career in Beijing to return home and start his workshop dedicated to the ancient instrument. Also known as the Chinese zither, the seven-string Guqin has strong associations of solace and self-reflection in Chinese literature and culture. Photos: VCG

  • Wang Qingyang shows a completed Guqin.Photo:VCG

  • Wang Qingyang draws a template in his studio in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province on August 16, 2017.Photo:VCG

  • Wang Qingyang stains a Guqin in his courtyard. Photo:VCG

  • Wang Qingyang tests the sound of a semi-finished Guqin on August 16, 2017 in Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province.Photo:VCG

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