Poetic Life – Handmade in China: Guqin

The China Cultural Center in Brussels is sharing a new documentary with you today! “Poetic Life – Handmade in China: Guqin” teaches you all about the musical instrument guqin, a vital part of China’s intangible cultural heritage.

Discover the process of making the guqin and the ancient methods that were used. Aside from the craftsmanship, the documentary takes a closer look at the relationship between this traditional instrument and modern life. As the account dives into the past of the guqin, the subject of many studies throughout China’s history, a crucial question emerges: what is its significance in the present?

So don’t hesitate to watch this documentary and decide for yourself: is the guqin an outdated instrument? Or does this music still play a part in China’s contemporary life?