Five-string Pipa history

Pipa is one of the main national musical instruments in my country and one of the most artistically expressive plucked instruments. Historically, the two expeditions of Zhang Qian and Ban Chao opened up a Silk Road leading to the Western Regions. With the opening of the Silk Road, the pipa was introduced to my country from Persia and India through Buddhism since the Han and Wei Dynasties....
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The pipa originated in ancient India, and was introduced to China through the Silk Road and was transformed. The pipa is generally four-stringed. It was popular in the vast Central Plains of my country during the Tang Dynasty, and spread to Japan, becoming a historical witness of Sino-Japanese cultural exchanges. Emperor Wenxiang of Northern Qi ascended the throne in the fifth y...
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