Chinese Music

Huang Wenyi's love for the seven-stringed guqin began in earnest about 14 years ago in Beijing and she has since compiled a lesson book with 20 pieces of the instrument's works for her students. Photo: Simon Song

Guqin strikes chord with Huang Wenyi

For those unfamiliar with its rich history, dating back more than 5,000 years, the simple-looking guqin and its seven strings may not strike a responsive chord.