Guqin, the Chinese zither, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument. The instrument that is on the UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity has seven strings and thirteen marked pitch positions.
Robert Brower, an American expat, developed an interest in Guqin when he was a student at the University of Washington in Seattle back in 2004. Mr. Brower recently gave a lecture on Guqin at a language festival organized by Chinese Culture University's School of Continuing Education in Taipei. In today's episode, he talked about how he used Chinese movies to introduce the ancient musical instrument to his students.