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Mo Li Hua (茉莉花), which means ‘Jasmine Flower’, is a very popular Chinese folk song. It was created during the Qianlong Emperor period of the Qing Dynasty. There are two versions of the song, the more well know one from Jiangsu Province, and the other from Zhejiang Province. They have different lyrics and a slightly [...]

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The Oldest Chinese Stringed Zither, and the First of the Four Ancient Chinese Arts Ancient China In ancient China, there were four artistic skills considered to be the trademarks of the ‘literati’ (or ‘Wenren’) who were the scholars of ancient China; the seven stringed zither (qin), the game of go (qi), calligraphy (shu), and painting [...]

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