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Guqin in countries outside of China  
In particular China's near neighbors A guqin from the Korean court orchestra1      

Countries bordering on China all had their own music, but one can also find relationships between their music and that of China. With long zithers this is particularly true of the guzheng but it is also interesting to explore how the guqin fared in these countries. For me to do a program related to one of these countries would best include local musicians.2

  1. Japan
    The earliest surviving qin music was brought to Japan in the 17th c.; rarely localized.

  2. Korea
    The qin was often imagined in literature and painting, but no known local music specifically for guqin.

  3. Vietnam
    The qin was often mentioned in literature and painting, but no known local music specifically for guqin.
 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Image: A guqin from the Korean court orchestra
This image was copied from Korean Musical Instruments Exhibition, the catalogue from an exhibition of that name at the Third Festival of Asian Arts, Hong Kong, 1978. As the commentary indicates, the qin was rarely played in Korea outside of the court orchestra; the same was apparently true in Vietnam.
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2. Programs with the theme of guqin in other countries
Such was the case in my 2015 Saigon performance.
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