The elegance of Qin (translated as “lute” above), a seven-string zither, has been well recognized since ancient China, as this 3rd Century poem indicates. For a long time, it is the instrument celebrated mostly among a small number of highly educated scholars for not only the music it makes, but also the atheistic, philosophic, even moral sophistications it symbolizes. Join China Institute’s Music Chat on Qin with scholar and Qin musician, Mingmei Yip, to explore and experience the art of Qin, and its fascinating journey as an (almost) cultural relic to the stage of Olympic opening ceremony, and the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, through an illustrated presentation and dynamic dialogues, as well as Qin performances by Dr. Yip.

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Date: September 16

Time: 6:30 pm

Cost: $10

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