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Liu Zongyuan 1
 
柳宗元
Liu Zongyuan's Pili Qin 2 (see translation)    
Liu Zongyuan (773 - 819), style name 子厚 Zihou, was one of the Tang dynasty's most influential writers. He was a master of ancient style essays as well as a poet.

The illustration at right attests to his reputation as a qin player. The accompanying commentary quotes Liu's own discription of the instrument.3

His poem An Old Fisherman was set to music as Yu Ge Diao. (Listen).

Qinshu Daquan (see QQJC, Vol V) has several of his writings that mention qin:

Folio 18, #36 (V. 399)
Folio 20B, #22 (V. 452)

Also see this under qinjian.

 
Footnotes (Shorthand references are explained on a separate page)

1. Liu Zongyuan (Wiki)
See Nienhauser, Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature, p.589.
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2. Illustration
This illustration is from Fengxuan Xuanpin (see Hand Diagrams, II/40-41)
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3. The text begins by quoting Liu Zongyuan's Preface to Praise of Pili Qin (霹靂琴贊引 Pili Qin Zan Ji) as follows:

霹靂琴,零陵湘水西震餘枯桐之為也....

This text is translated with the image copied from Taiyin Daquanji, Folio 2A.
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