Tong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan WongTong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Tong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Self-taught maker of Chinese musical instrument the erhu takes us inside his Hong Kong workshop

  • Tong Man-hak, 76, taught himself to make erhus after his was stolen on a trip to China
  • His erhus can sell for almost US$3,000 and one was used by star player Hsin Hsiao-ling, but he worries about the future of the craft in Hong Kong
Topic |   Chinese culture
Tong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan WongTong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Tong Man-hak with one of his handmade erhus in his workshop in Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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