The making of: guzheng

The guzheng is a traditional Chinese musical instrument that has been around for centuries.

In the 1960s, the No. 1 National Musical Instrument Factory in Shanghai took the lead in improving the production of guzheng and successfully developed the contemporary S-shaped 21-string guzheng.

This short documentary, in celebration of the Center’s fifth anniversary and the Mid-Autumn Festival, shows you how specialized craftsmen traditionally manufacture guzheng.