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The Namo Amitabha mantra is a sacred chant associated with Amitabha, a celestial buddha held in high esteem in Mahayana...
Shurangama Mantra as a vital Buddhist practice to save the universe and achieve enlightenment
Shurangama Mantra is the longest Buddhist chant highly revered in Tibet and China, where it is considered to be the...
Mantra of Avalokiteshvara: meaning and purpose of popular Buddhist chants
Avalokiteśvara is one of the central figures of Buddhism whose name is often associated with several mantras chanted by...
Traditions of 3 countries woven into the music of neglected Asian composer Chiang Wen-Yeh
The life path of the prominent Asian composer Chiang Wen-Yeh is closely connected to the three countries—Taiwan, Japan,...
The Erhu fiddle melody recorded by blind Abing spread worldwide revealing composition methods of Chinese folk music
One of the most recognizable Chinese folk tunes, Erquan Yingyue, also called The Moon Reflected on the Er-Quan Spring,...
Ma Sicong sentenced to exile after seeking Chinese harmony for his violin
One of the most gifted Chinese violinists, Ma Sicong endured a challenging fate when he was forced to flee the Cultural...
The renaissance of Chinese Erhu fiddle led by Liu Tianhua
Made from exotic woods and snakeskin, the erhu fiddle is the most common ethnic instrument used in both orchestral and...
The voice that carried guitar over the barriers of Cultural Revolution
Born in Beijing following the Cultural Revolution—during which Western music and instruments were banned—Xuefei Yang ...
Romeo and Juliet eclipsed by the tragic beauty of Chinese Butterfly Lovers
The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto is one of the best known classical orchestra pieces in China, though a vast...
Hero's colors come alive with silk violin strings
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